How to register | Voter registration deadline | ID and other requirements | Absentee and early voting
Not sure what you’re registering for? Here’s an explainer on U.S. elections.
Deadline for 2018 midterms: October 9, 2018
Texas has a complicated voter ID requirement. If you can, bring one of these photo IDs:
If you don’t have one of the above, you can sign a form swearing that you have a good reason not to have one, and show one of these:
Note: your ID can be expired for up to 4 years and still be accepted.
If you don’t have an ID, you’re allowed to go to the polls and request what’s called a “provisional ballot,” which means you promise to show ID at a later date (or else your vote won’t count).
There’s no length-of-residency requirement to vote in Texas.
Registered voters can go to an early voting location starting 15 days before the election. Don’t forget to bring ID.
You can only vote absentee-by-mail in Texas if
If one of these is true for you, here are the instructions for voting by mail.
The last day to vote early in person is the Friday before the election.
Your mailed absentee ballot needs to be received by 7 p.m. on election night.
Military/overseas voters can also get a ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.