How do I register to vote in the state of Texas?

In order to register to vote in the state of Texas, you must complete a registration form and either mail or deliver it to the Voter Registrar’s office in your county. In most Texas counties, the Tax Assessor-Collector is also the Voter Registrar, but County Clerk or Elections Administrator in some Texas counties is also the Voter Registrar. Your registration form must be delivered or postmarked at least thirty (30) days prior to the election; for the November 3, 2009 election, you must be registered to vote no later than October 5, 2009. You must be at least seventeen years and ten months of age on the date that you register to vote, and if you are unable to complete the registration application, a spouse, parent, or child may do so for you. (Note: Although you can print a voter registration form online at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections, you cannot submit your voter registration electronically to your county Voter Registrar’s office at this time.)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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