Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for Texas

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Be a resident of the county where you submit the application

Be at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on Election Day

Not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole)

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

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

Yes. You need to show a photo ID to vote.
Approved forms of ID:
Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS

United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph

U.S. citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

U.S. passport

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid. If you do not have a valid ID, you may sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and provide a copy or original of any of the following documents: a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate; current utility bill; bank statement; government check; paycheck; or (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions