Texas Voter Registration

Exercise your right to vote in Texas! The Secretary of State manages elections and voting in Texas. Check your registration status, learn how to register, and know what you’ll need on election day. 

Who can vote

In the U.S., you can vote if you are:  

  • A U.S. citizen. 
  • A resident of the county where you submit the application. 
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day. 
  • Not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you completed your sentence, probation, or parole). 
  • 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. 

Texas voter registration

To vote in Texas, you must register. There are many ways to register. No matter which way you choose, your county’s voter registrar must receive your application at least 30 days before an election. 

Ways to register to vote:  

  • In-person at your county’s Voter Registrar office 
  • By mail. Pick up a voter registration application from your county’s Voter Registrar office, libraries, government offices, or high schools. 
  • Online. Print, sign, and mail it to your county’s Voter Registrar office.  
  • Request application for a mail in ballot. Please note that there are eligibility requirements for this option. 

Prepare to vote

Make sure you have the right form of ID for the voting polls.    

Allowed IDs includes: 

  • Texas driver license.  
  • Texas election identification certificate.  
  • Texas personal identification card.  
  • Texas handgun license.  
  • U.S. military identification card with the person’s photo. 
  • U.S. citizenship certificate with the person’s photo.  
  • U.S. passport book or card.  

Change voter name or address

Registered Texas voters can change their name or address online.  

Please note: This service is only for changes in the same county as your current voter registration


For more Texas voting information, contact: 

Texas Secretary of State 

P.O. Box 12060 
Austin, Texas 78711-2060 

E-mail: elections@sos.texas.gov
Toll free: 800-252-VOTE (8683) 
Local: 512-463-5650 
Fax: 512-475-2811