Texas Voter Registration Information

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VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: Pick up a voter registration application, fill it out and mail it in. Upon acceptance, your voter registration will be effective 30 days from registration.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

Age: Must be at least 18 years old on Election Day

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a resident of the county where you submit the application.

Mental Competency: 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.

Felony Convictions: You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole)

ID Requirements: Voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas elections. Acceptable identification includes:
   -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
license to carry a handgun 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



OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

Online: Texas voter registration application


In person: You may pick up a registration form or register at any of the following locations:
   -Voter Registrar's office;
   -Libraries;
   -
Texas Department of Public Safety offices
    -
Texas Health and Human Services Commission offices
    -Post offices


By mail/ in writing: Mail the online registration form or send in a request to have a voter registration form mailed to you to fill out.


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

Online: Texas voter registration verification

Phone: Contact your local voter registrar for more information.


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

Who can vote absentee: Only specific reasons entitle a registered voter to vote early by mail. You may request a ballot by mail if you:

   -
Expected absence from the county
   -You are disabled
   -You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day or
   -You are confined in jail


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Online: Application for Ballot by Mail

By mail: Download an application and mail it to your early election clerk.

Military and overseas voting: Military and overseas voters are welcome to use the regular registration and early voting by mail process available to all voters away from their home county on Election Day. However, there are also special provisions for you.

Emergency Voting: If you experience a death in your family on or after the day before the last day of the period for early voting by personal appearance,
you can request an emergency absentee ballot. Complete the Application for Emergency Ballot Due to Death in Family and hand-deliver it to your early voting clerk.


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Location and time: The early voting clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day or by the 5th day after Election Day if your ballot is submitted from outside the United States.


EARLY VOTING

Early voting qualifications: Any registered voter may vote early in person without further application or qualification.


QUALIFICATIONS

Verifying Registration: Texas voter registration verification


Deciding how to vote: http://votesmart.org/

Polling Place: Texas voter information website

ID Requirements: See above


How to Vote: Texas voting guide

Getting your vote counted: Texas voter rights


Problems with voting: Texas voter complaint form

Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your county clerk

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