Texas Voter Registration

If you live in Texas, you can find that there are applications to register as a voter online. You can also pick one up in a local DMV office near you as well as in libraries, post offices, and a few others. If you are requesting one online, you can get a postage-paid one. Additionally, they are also found in Spanish.

Typically, the application process can take as long as a month, and that’s if your application is approved. This 30 day time frame commences once your application is post-marked by the post office, and if you have it hand-delivered, it begins once it receives the registration office.

Voter Eligibility

In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be at least 17 and 10 months of age, and that way, once your application is approved, you are going to be old enough to vote.

Some of the other eligibility requirements needed in order to vote include:

  • You need to be a US citizen
  • You must not have any felonies on your record. If you have any, your sentence must have been completed, your fines must be paid, and your parole must be completed in its entirety.
  • You need to be a resident in the county you plan to vote in.
  • You should not be court ordered as being incompetent. (Others’ opinions are not counted in this requirement.)
Address Changes

In order to become eligible in Texas, you should already have your registration certificate. This is something that will be sent to you. If you happen to move somewhere else inside the county, you need to make sure that you update your address, and if you don’t, simply visit the original precinct in order to vote. On the other hand, if you are moving to an entirely different county, you are going to need to re-apply and fill out a new application.

  • If you do not vote for a period of two consecutive elections, you name will not be in the poll anymore to vote. If you wish to vote, you are going to need to re-apply again.
  • If you are looking for more detailed information, visit  on voting in the state of Texas. You can find additional information at Votexas.org