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Texas Voter Information

Important dates

Saturday, May 6, 2023

General Municipal and School Board Elections

  • Registration deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • In-person Early Voting: Monday, April 24, 2023 - Tuesday May 2, 2023

Update: Mail-in Ballot Requirements

Senate Bill 1 went into effect on December 2, 2021 and Vote by Mail requirements have changed. Learn more.

Tips for filling out the Vote by Mail Application:

  • Use the same ID number on the Vote by Mail application and envelope that is used on your voter registration.
  • Provide your ID number from: A TX Driver’s License; a TX Personal ID; Election Identification Certificate; or if none of these has been issued, then the last four of your Social Security Number.
  • Provide the address where the ballot is to be mailed.
  • Voters with disabilities, check the box marked disability.
  • If you are 65 years or older, or are sick or disabled, mark the box for “Annual Application.”

Voter checklist

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide

Know your rights

Under Federal law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation.
  • Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
  • Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.

Under Texas law, you have a right to:

  • Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot.
  • Vote if you are a pre-trial detainee awaiting sentencing or if you have been sentenced to a misdemeanor offense.
  • Vote after serving a felony conviction if you have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or (2) completed a period of probation ordered by any court.
  • Vote curbside if you are physically unable to enter the polling place.
  • Vote if you are physically in line by the time polls close.

ID requirements

When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:

  • TX Driver’s License
  • TX Election Identification Certificate
  • TX Personal Identification Card
  • TX Handgun License
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Citizenship Certificate
  • US Passport

Don’t have an ID?

You can show a supporting form of ID and make a Reasonable Impediment Declaration or you can cast a provisional ballot.

Here is a list of supporting forms of ID:

  • Copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
  • Copy of or original current utility bill;
  • Copy of or original bank statement;
  • Copy of or original government check;
  • Copy of or original paycheck; or
  • Copy of or original of (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).

Forgot your ID?

You can cast a provisional ballot if you forgot your ID. However, for your vote to count, you must provide one of the accepted photo IDs to the county election office in person prior to the certification of the election.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Texas may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Texas affect you.