Last updated on November 1, 2016

If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing “proof of identification” the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that
shows your name and address.

Texas voter registration deadlines

Election Day Registration:

N/A

Texas voter registration rules

To register in Texas you must:

Texas voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Texas Driver License issued by Texas DPS
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPS
  • U.S. Military ID card containing your photograph
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing your photograph
  • U.S. Passport
  • Texas Driver License issued by Texas DPSTexas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPSTexas Personal Identification Card issued by DPSTexas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPSU.S. Military ID card containing your photographU.S. Citizenship Certificate containing your photographU.S. Passport(All documents except the U.S. citizenship certificate must be current or no more than 60 days expired.)NOTE: If you are disabled, in the military, or living overseas, you are NOT required to include a copy of your identification. However, you must complete and return a special form to that effect, which your Texas County Elections Office should mail to you.disabledin the militaryliving overseas
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