How to Register to Vote in Texas
The Lone Star State is a great place to live for many reasons. With dozens of vibrant cities and towns as well as stunning countryside, Texas is not only the biggest state in the nation but one of the most beloved as well. If you are a Texas resident and want to start voting, you've come to the right place.
Registering to vote in Texas is trickier than how it looks on the surface, and you could easily get frustrated if you try to tackle the process on your own. DoNotPay can help you register to vote in Texas without the frustration that comes from doing it on your own. DoNotPay makes it easy to register to vote, all without leaving the comfort of your home.
Are You Eligible to Register to Vote in Texas?
- You are a United States citizen
- You are a resident of the county in which you submit the voter registration application
- You will be at least 18 years of age on Election Day
- 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
- You are not a convicted felon
Options for Registering to Vote in Texas
Unlike many states, Texas does not currently have an option for online voter registration. Still, there are a couple of ways you can register to vote in Texas on your own.
1. Mail an Application
To submit a voter registration application by mail, download and complete the application form. You will need to verify some personal information and note your county of residence before you will be able to proceed with the download. Once you fill the form out in its entirety, you can mail it to your county election office.
2. Fill Out a Form In-Person
You can visit your local voter registrar in order to complete the voter registration application in person. You can find a full list of voter registrar's offices by county on the Texas Secretary of State website. Make sure to reach out to the office closest to you in advance of your planned visit, to verify their hours and make sure that you will be able to submit your voter registration form in person. Many state offices are operating with limited hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Check If You Are Already Registered to Vote in Texas
Before you register to vote in Texas, you should check to make sure that you aren't already registered. You can do this by visiting the Texas Secretary of State's Am I Registered page. There, you can enter some personal information and click "submit," in order to see whether you are already registered to vote in the state of Texas.
What Is the Voter Registration Deadline in Texas?
Vote.gov notes that there are some voter registration deadlines in Texas that you should be aware of. It will be important to keep these deadlines in mind before you start the voter registration process.
|Method of Registration||Deadline|
|By Mail||Postmarked 30 days before Election Day
The registration deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
|In-Person||30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.|
DoNotPay Can Help You Register to Vote in Texas
Registering to vote in Texas can be complicated. You want to do your civic duty, but it's hard to dedicate hours of time to filling out forms and making phone calls.
Fortunately, you have DoNotPay at your service. All you have to do is:
- Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay.
- Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.
- Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.
- Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.
It couldn't be easier! DoNotPay will work on your behalf to make sure your voter registration changes get sent to the right office, and your registration status is updated accordingly, even if you will unregister to vote in the state. There is no need to take time out of your day, risk slow websites, or deal with offices that have frequently-changing hours.
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