Voters must be registered by Oct. 9 to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Citizens can confirm their voter registration status by visiting the Texas Secretary of State’s website.
Early voting kicks off Monday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Nov. 2. During this time, eligible voters can vote at any early voting location in their county of residence. Polling place hours vary at each early voting location, but Election Day voting hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. statewide.
Registration eligibility laws require applicants to:
- be a United States citizen;
- be a resident of the county where the application was submitted;
- be at least 18 years old by Election Day;
- not have been determined by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; and
- not have been finally convicted of a felony—or if convicted, have fully discharged the sentence, completed a period of probation ordered by any court or have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote.
Those who have not yet registered to vote have several options:
- Register in person at your county voter registrar’s office.
- Fill out a voter registration application online, print it and mail it to your county voter registrar’s office.
- Pick up an application at your local U.S. post office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety site, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices to register by mail.
- Register by mail by requesting a postage-paid application be mailed to you.