How to vote in texas
To vote in Texas you must be registered. A registration application must be mailed out at least 30 days before the election. Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 is the last day to register to vote in Texas.
You are eligible to register to vote if:
You are a United States citizen;
You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
hOW CAN I REGISTER?
t’s pretty simple: fill out the Voter Registration Application form, print it, sign it, stamp it, and drop it in the mail. Click here to fill out the Texas Voter Registration Application.
Texas does not have online voter registration, so your application isn’t complete until you print, sign, stamp, and mail it to your county voter registration office.
DO i need AN ID?
Yes. When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the following seven (7) forms of photo identification (these IDs can be expired up to four years):
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 your photo
United States citizenship certificate containing your photo
United States passport
If you are registered and do not have any of the seven forms of photo ID listed above, you can complete and sign a “declaration of reasonable impediment” and vote a regular ballot if you present one of the following identification alternatives:
Valid voter registration certificate (card)
Certified birth certificate (original)
Any other government document with the individual’s name and address (original)
READY TO VOTE?
If you are registered to vote at your current address, you are ready to go vote!
REMEMBER TO BRING:
Yourself, any printed voter’s guide you want to use, and a form of identification - check out our ID section here for more info on the forms of ID you can use to vote.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTING:
Q1: Who's on my ballot?
League of Women Voters have pulled together an amazing nonpartisan resource. Check out Vote411.org to see the races on your ballot and to compare candidates' positions on the issues.
Q2: Can I vote early?
You can vote at any early voting location in your county of residence. Check here to find your early voting locations two days before early voting starts, or check with your county’s election office for locations and times.
Q3: Where do you go and vote on Election Day?
WHO YOU CAN CALL IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE VOTING:
Contact the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Texas Civil Rights Project election protection hotline:
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