Go Vote Texas

Breaking it Down: A Step-by-Step Guide to Voting

  • Register to vote
    • Last day to register is October 5th
    • There are three options to register to vote: 
      • Visit Register2vote.org to fill out a form. After completing the form, you will receive a printed application with a stamped envelope in the mail. It will be pre-addressed to your local registrar, and after signing the form, you mail it back to that address. 
      • You can visit the Texas Secretary of State page to fill out a form, though you will need to provide your own envelope and mail it to your county voter registration office
      • You can register in person at your county Voter Registrar’s office.
      • You can check your voter registration status here
  • Early Voting
    • Early voting begins on October 13 and goes until October 30, including the weekends. You can find the info on your polling place at the Texas Secretary of State website.  
  • Election Day
    • General Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3. You can find the info on your polling place at the Texas Secretary of State website.  
  • Vote By Mail
    • You are eligible to request an application to vote by mail if you are:
      • 65 or over on Election Day
      • Sick or disabled (you are not required to state your disability).
      • out of your county of residence during early voting and Election Day, or
      • in jail but otherwise eligible to vote
    • Your application must be filled out, signed, and submitted to your county’s election office by October 23. You can do this via email or by mail, but note: the deadline is received, not postmarked. 
    • Once you receive your mail ballot, it must be returned to your county’s election office by 7pm on November 3. 
  • Make sure to bring your ID when voting! You will not be able to place your vote without a valid form of identification. Valid forms of ID include:
    • Driver license
    • Texas Election Identification Certificate
    • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
    • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
    • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
    • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
    • United States passport
  • You can find who’s on your ballot here.
  • If you have any further questions about voting, please visit govotetexas.com.
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