Texas

41% of 18-29 year olds voted in Texas in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 4, 2021 to vote in the November 2, 2021 Statewide Election.

Texas will hold a Statewide General Election will be held on November 2, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Texas voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 17 years and 10 months old (must be 18 years old on or before Election Day to vote), and a resident of the county where you submit the application.

  • You cannot register to vote if declared by a court to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated. If you are convicted of a felony, you cannot register to vote until you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole. Click here for more information about the effects of a felony conviction on voter registration.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address. See more information here.

Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail, or in-person for the 2021 General Election is October 4, 2021.

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Texas: registering online, mailing in an application, or registering in-person at your county Voter Registrar’s office.

  • When registering online, you are not considered registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, signed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar. You may request a postage-paid voter registration application from your voter registrar, so that an application can be mailed to you, click here for the application.
  • Further voter registration information for Texas can be found here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Texas, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access Texas’s Application for Ballot by Mail, or click here to have an Application for Ballot by Mail mailed to you.

  • Your application for an absentee ballot must be received by October 22, 2021 for the November Statewide Election.
  • A completed ballot must be received by your County Election Official on Election Day (November 2, 2021) before the polls close at 7pm. . There is one drop box location available in each county where voters can hand-deliver their ballot by mail to the early voting clerk (ID is required and voters will be asked to sign a form).
  • Further absentee by-mail voting information for Texas is listed here.

Early Voting

Texas offers early voting.

  • Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, will begin October 18, 2021, and will end on October 29, 2021.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7 am-7 pm.

  • In order to vote in Texas, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Texas voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.