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Voting and Elections

Register and Vote

Important Dates - March primary election 2022

Voter Registration Deadline - April 7, 2022

Election Day - May 7, 2022

Early Voting - April 25-May 3, 2022

Next election - May 24, 2022 - Primary runoff

What's on the ballot?

This election includes proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution and local propositions.

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


Note: The dates in this video are specific to 2020, but the general information for how to register is correct. 

Voting ID

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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