Those interested in casting a ballot in the Nov. 8 election in Texas have until Oct. 11 to register to vote. The deadline also applies to those needing to make changes to their name or address on voter registration rolls.

People must be registered to vote in the county where they live.

Those unsure whether their voter information is correct can use this link to check their registration.

The Nov. 8 election includes governor, railroad commissioner and Supreme Court of Texas races. There are also a host of local elections and state representative races.

Early voting begins Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 4.

To be eligible to vote in Texas, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;

  • be a resident of the county where the application is submitted;

  • be 18 years old on Election Day;

  • not be a convicted felon (some may be eligible to vote if they have completed their sentence, probation and parole); and

  • not have been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

For more information, visit the state's website at or check with the elections office in Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County or Tarrant County.