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- You must register to vote before the state-specific deadline or you will not be able to vote. The deadline in Texas is October 5. Visit the Vote Texas website to find information on registering to vote in person or by mail. Register to vote at vote.org
- You may have been removed from voter rolls for many reasons: change of address, change of name, and even without your knowledge or consent during voter purges. Verify that you are registered to vote with your current address and legal name by visiting the Texas Secretary of State website. Verify that you are registered at vote.org
- You can vote by mail in Texas if you are 65 or older, have a physical disability, are outside the county during early voting and on election day, or confined in jail. Otherwise, you must vote in person. Your state may require you to meet certain criteria to be eligible to vote by mail. Check your state's eligibility criteria at vote.org
- You must request to vote by mail before the state-specific deadline or you will not be able to vote by mail (this does not apply for states with all-mail elections). Request your ballot by mail The deadline to request your mail-in ballot in Texas is October 23. Request to vote by mail by visiting the Texas Secretary of State website.
In Texas, a committee will match the signature on your ballot to the signature on your ballot by mail request application or voter registration application to verify that you casted your own ballot.
Your state may require you to verify that you were the one to cast your own ballot.
Provide a signatureNotorize my signatureHave a witness signHave two witnesses signProvide a copy of a valid ID
- In Texas, absentee ballots will be delivered starting September 19. Keep an eye out for your ballot and return it in a timely manner either by mail or at an in-person drop-off location. Depending on the state, absentee ballots begin to be mailed to voters in September and October, and they will need to be mailed back as soon as possible. Lookup when your state begins to send out absentee ballots
- In the event you cannot mail your ballot, you should know the in-person location that you can drop-off your completed ballot. This is often NOT your polling place. In Texas, you can drop-off your absentee ballot at your County Clerk's office. You must provide an acceptable voter ID to do this (see in-person checklist for voter ID and transportation)
- In Texas, you can vote at any polling location in your county during early voting, but you might have to vote at a specific location on election day. Find your polling location(s) by visiting the Texas Secretary of State website. Make sure you know where you will be voting.
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, but you can vote in-person as early as October 13 in Texas. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, but you can vote in-person before then if your state provides an early voting window.
- In Texas, polls are open from 7am to 7pm on election day, but they might have different hours during early voting. Find the hours of your polling location(s) by visiting the Texas Secretary of State website. Know what time your polling location(s) is open to coordinate when you will be voting.
Determine your transportation ahead of time and always have a backup.
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In Texas, you need one of the seven acceptable forms of photo ID to vote.
Click the box below to select a voter ID. If you do not have one of these, print out and complete this form
Your state may require you to present a photo ID from a select list of acceptable documents.
Texas Driver LicenseTexas Election ID CertificateTexas Personal ID CardTexas Handgun LicenseUS Citizenship Certificate with PhotoUS Military ID Card with PhotoUS Passport (book or card)Reasonable Impediment Declaration
- There may have been changes to the election process due to COVID-19. Make sure to stay updated with how it may have affected the elections in your state or county.
- Know your candidates and who you will be voting for. Be an informed voter and do not hold up the line.
You have just completed Your voting statement!!I will vote on (date) at (location) at (time). I will be getting there by (transportation), and I will remember to bring my (id). I will be voting by mail in October, and I will remember to keep an eye out for the delivery of my ballot around the time of (mail-date). I will return it as soon as possible via mail or by dropping it off at (dropoff-location). I will need to (mail-security) to validate my ballot. Hold yourself accountable by printing, screenshotting, or saving this statement to your calendar.