Texas Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 10th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Texas Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? No

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

Texas Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Texas before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Texas voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Texas address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in Texas should be able to register and vote at their school address, because Texas law is clear that students who consider their school address their current fixed residence are entitled to vote there, regardless of their future plans. Still, students have historically encountered difficulties in registering in certain counties.

Texas Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.