Texas Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Texas, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Texas!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Post received by Fri Oct 23, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

Tue Oct 13, 2020
Fri Oct 30, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM CST
Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM CST
Post received by Wed Nov 4, 2020 5:00PM CST
Post received by Fri Oct 23, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Texas if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Texas
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Texas if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote
You may preregister to vote in Texas
  • as of 2 months prior to your 18th birthday
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

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.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Texas you should provide:
  • Your Texas Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
In Texas, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate
  • Valid Texas Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid US Passport
  • Texas Personal ID
If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Texas additional, acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Birth Certificate

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Texas Voter Info

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