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 first 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:

Update voter name or address

This free online service is available for registered Texas voters who have moved or changed their name and need to update their voter registration information with the Texas Secretary of State.

Prepare to vote

You may present one of the following approved forms of photo ID to vote in person in Texas:

  • 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)


If you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these seven forms of photo ID, you may fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polls and present an alternate form of identification, such as your utility bill, a bank statement, a government check, or your voter registration certificate.

Frequently asked questions

To review a list of frequently asked elections and voting questions, please visit www.texas.gov/faq

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