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Registering and Voting in Texas

Registration Deadline (Texas): 30 days before an election

Your application has to be received by the voter registrar office in your county by this deadline or postmarked 30 days before the election

Fill out the registration form online (you will print, sign, and mail it in).

Text "REGISTER" to 48683 to fill out a registration application online and have it mailed to you (TRAVIS COUNTY).

Registration requirements


You need one of these forms of ID to vote in Texas (exceptions are listed in this FAQ, but are limited):

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • United States Passport (book or card)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph

Registering and Voting in Other States/Territories

The video project How to Vote in Every State has short videos explaining the voting process for each state, Washington D.C., military installations, and U.S. territories. 

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