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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Texas, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Texas Election Website or call (800) 252-VOTE to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

Some cities, towns and counties will hold local elections in Texas on Nov. 2nd. Check with your local elections office to determine what elections are happening in your area. The voter registration deadline is October 4th.

You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail with an excuse in Texas.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Texas Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 18th to Oct. 29th

You can vote early in Texas at any early voting location in your county from Oct. 18th to Oct. 29th.

To vote by mail, first you’ll need to apply for a ballot no later than Oct. 22nd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Election Day at 7 p.m. or Nov. 3rd at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.

You may apply for an absentee ballot starting on January 1st or 60 days before each election. You must submit a form for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail.


Voter ID + Access for Texas

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • The pre-registration age is 17 years and 10 months
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info