Texas State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

City of Arlington General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
If necessary, a run-off election will be held June 10, 2017.

Corpus Christi Special Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017

Dallas General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
Elections will take place for Members of Council, Place 1-14, with a run-off election to take place on June 10, 2017 for those contests in which no candidate receives 50.1% of votes cast.

City of El Paso General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
Mayor and City Representatives in Districts 2,3,4 and 7 are up for election in 2017.

City Fort Worth General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
Mayor and City Representatives in Districts 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 are up for election in 2017.

City of Garland General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017

City of Plano General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
Elections for Plano City Council Members (Places 2, 4, 6, and 8) will be held May 6, 2017. All places are elected at large. Place 6 is designated as Mayor.

City of San Antonio General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017

City of Irving General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
Mayor and City Council Places 3 and 5 are up for election in 2017.

City Amarillo General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

In-Person Request by Thu Apr 20, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Sat May 6, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Tue May 2, 2017
The elective officers of the City consist of a Mayor and four (4) Councilmembers (the Councilmembers are designated as Councilmember Place One, Councilmember Place Two, Councilmember Place Three and Councilmember Place Four).

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any registered voter may vote early at a designated a county location. Generally, early voting in person begins 17 days before Election Day and ends on the 4th day before Election Day.

Absentee Voting

To vote by absentee ballot in Texas you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are away from your county on Election Day and during early in-person voting
  • You are sick or disabled
  • You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day
  • You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote

You are eligible to vote in Texas if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Texas
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Texas if:

  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote

You may preregister to vote in Texas

  • as of 2 months prior to your 18th birthday

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Texas you should provide:

  • Your Texas Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting In-Person

In Texas, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Texas Personal ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • Valid Texas Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate

With the exception of citizenship certificate, ID must be current or have expired no more than four years prior to Election Day.

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Texas additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Government Check
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement
  • Voter Registration Card

To use these supporting forms of ID, you will be required to execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

City of Arlington General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
If necessary, a run-off election will be held June 10, 2017.

Corpus Christi Special Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017

Dallas General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
Elections will take place for Members of Council, Place 1-14, with a run-off election to take place on June 10, 2017 for those contests in which no candidate receives 50.1% of votes cast.

City of El Paso General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
Mayor and City Representatives in Districts 2,3,4 and 7 are up for election in 2017.

City Fort Worth General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
Mayor and City Representatives in Districts 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 are up for election in 2017.

City of Garland General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017

City of Plano General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
Elections for Plano City Council Members (Places 2, 4, 6, and 8) will be held May 6, 2017. All places are elected at large. Place 6 is designated as Mayor.

City of San Antonio General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017

City of Irving General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
Mayor and City Council Places 3 and 5 are up for election in 2017.

City Amarillo General Election held on Sat May 6, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017 Received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017 Received by Mon Apr 24, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Fri May 12, 2017
  • US Based Military by Sat May 6, 2017
  • Military Based Overseas by Fri May 12, 2017
The elective officers of the City consist of a Mayor and four (4) Councilmembers (the Councilmembers are designated as Councilmember Place One, Councilmember Place Two, Councilmember Place Three and Councilmember Place Four).

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Texas allows you to send the voter registration/ballot request form to request an absentee ballot and for temporary registration by fax.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Texas allows you to send the voter registration/ballot request form to request an absentee ballot and for temporary registration by fax. Texas allows you to return the voted ballot by fax if you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty overseas, or the spouse or dependent of the member, and you are casting the ballot from an area in which members of the Armed Forces are eligible to receive hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay, or that has been designated by the President of the U.S. as a combat zone.