You should plan on showing photo ID when you vote. See the section on Voter ID Requirements for a complete list of acceptable forms of ID to bring with you to the polls.

COVID-19 info

  • Early voting for the general election has been extended. It will begin on Oct. 13 and run through Oct. 30. 
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: N/A

Election Day Registration:


Texas voter registration rules

To register in Texas you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made
  • be at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not be convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon,
  • you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or be pardoned
  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law

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.