What Fort Bend, Waller county residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Early voting runs from Oct. 21-Nov. 1, and Election Day is Nov. 5.

Early voting runs from Oct. 21-Nov. 1, and Election Day is Nov. 5.

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country are expected to be registered Sept. 24 as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.

The nationwide campaign comes nearly two weeks before the Oct. 7 voter registration deadline for Texans to cast ballots in the Nov. 5 election. A completed and signed application is also required by this deadline for those who have had recent name and/or address changes.

Fort Bend County and Waller County voters may be electing new school board members or city council members and voting on constitutional amendments or bond referendums, among other ballot items.

Early voting kicks off statewide Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Fort Bend and Waller county can confirm their voter registration status at the Texas secretary of state’s website. Fort Bend County residents can also check their status at the county's voter registration website.

For voting locations, sample ballots and other important information leading up to Election Day, Fort Bend County residents can visit www.fortbendcountytx.gov/government/departments/county-services/elections-voter-registration, and Waller County residents can visit www.co.waller.tx.us/page/Front%20Page.

Registration eligibility laws require each applicant to:

  • be at least 18 years old;

  • be a United States citizen;

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

  • 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; and

  • be a resident of the county in which application for registration is made.


Those who have not yet registered to vote have several options:

  • Visit a County Tax Office location to submit a completed, signed form.

  • Download and print an application in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Chinese.

  • Request an application online from the Texas Secretary of State.

  • Request to have a paper application mailed to you via email. Be sure to provide a mailing address and phone number with your request.

  • 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 or other government office.


Completed applications must be mailed at least 30 days prior to the election.
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