Fort Bend County voters have until Feb. 3 to register to vote

Election Day is March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Election Day is March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Election Day is March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Texas residents planning to cast a ballot in the March 3 primary elections have until Feb. 3 to register to vote. Those who have had recent name and/or address change have the same deadline to update their voter registration status.

Fort Bend County voters will be selecting candidates in county, state and federal races in either the Democratic or Republican primary. Early voting kicks off Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 28 statewide.

Citizens can confirm their voter registration status at the Fort Bend County voter registration website
or at the Texas secretary of state’s 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.

Registration eligibility laws require applicants 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 the Fort Bend County Election office at 4520 Reading Road, Ste. A-400, Rosenberg, to submit a completed, signed form 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

  • Request an application online from the Texas secretary of state.

  • Complete an application online at the Texas secretary of state's website, print it and mail it before the deadline.

  • 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.



Completed applications can be mailed at least 30 days prior to the election to:



Fort Bend County Elections

301 Jackson St.

Richmond, TX 77469



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By Claire Shoop

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
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