1. Check If You Are Eligible
Below are the Voter Registration Eligibility Requirements
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a resident of the Texas county or political subdivision
- Be at least 18 years of age on Election Day
- Not been finally convicted of a felony (if convicted must have fully discharged the sentence or been pardoned or otherwise released from the disability to vote.)
- Not been determined by a court as being mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
3. What Happens Next
After you fill out and submit your registration card, here’s what happens next.
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- 1. After you apply and submit your application, a voter registration certificate will be mailed to you within 30 days. If you do not receive it, check with your county elections office to verify that there was nothing wrong with your application.
- 2. When you receive it, make sure that all the information is correct. If there are mistakes, contact your elections office immediately.
- 3. If you lose your certificate, you can request a replacement by filling out a voter registration card and selecting the option of “Request for a Replacement Card” found in the form. You can also request it in writing to the county elections office.
- 4. Every two years you will be issued a new certificate, if you have not moved from the address you provided in the form.
Take Your ID
Now that you’re registered it’s important to know your next steps. When you go vote the following are acceptable forms of identification you need*:
- Texas Election Identification Certificate
- Texas Driver License
- Texas Personal Identification Card
- Texas Concealed Handgun License
- US. Passport
- US Military Identification Cards (CAC)
- Uniformed Services ID Cards
- Veterans Affairs ID Cards
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
Unable to obtain one of these IDs? Fill out a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following supporting documents:
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*With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
- Valid Voter Registration Certificate
- Certified Birth Certificate (Must Be Original)
- Copy of/Original Current Utility Bill
- Copy of/Original Bank Statement
- Copy of/Original Government Check
- Copy of/Original Paycheck
- Copy of/Original Government Document With Your Name and an Address (Original Required if it Contains a Photograph)
Exceptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.