Voting is our right, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need.


10/23/17
Early vote starts

11/3/17
Early vote ends

11/7/17
Election day

Where and How to Vote

Texas' next election is Tuesday, November 7th. Early voting begins October 23rd through November 3rd.

If you are registered to vote at your current address, you are ready to vote! Use the form below to search for your voting location and see below for FAQs on voting.

Find your voting location here.

Voting FAQs

How do I vote by mail?

If you will be 65 or over on Election Day, or if you'll be out of your home county during early vote and on Election Day, you can vote by mail by requesting an application here. You need to submit your application by Friday, October 27th to your Early Voting Clerk - and return your ballot so that it is received by your Early Voting Clerk by 7pm on Tuesday, November 7th.

If you are a military voter, click here for everything you need to know.

Can I vote early?

Yup! Any registered voter may vote early in person. It begins on October 23rd and ends on November 3rd. You can find your voting location above.

What do I bring?

Yourself! You will also need a form of identification. Many are acceptable. We have an entire selection on acceptable identification below.

How do I get a free ride to the polls?

Across many of the larger cities in Texas, there are buses, taxis, and ride-share companies that are offering free rides to the polls. And all across Texas, there are organizations that can help make sure you have a free ride to the polls.

If you need any assistance in finding a free ride to the polls, you can contact the team at the Progress Texas Institute at (512) 473-4140, or email us at votinghelp@progresstexas.org.

Questions about ID

ID FAQs

Do I need an ID to vote?

When you arrive at the polling place, you will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo identification, unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate.

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

Voters who are registered and who do not have any form of approved photo ID may complete and sign a “reasonable impediment declaration” and vote a regular ballot if they present:

  • Valid voter registration certificate (card)
  • Certified birth certificate (original)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current government check
  • Current paycheck
  • Any other government document with the individual’s name and address (original).

What if my ID address does not have to match the voter registration address?

That's fine. Your address doesn't need to match, just your name.

What if I don't have an ID?

Voters and who do not have any form of approved photo ID may complete and sign a “reasonable impediment declaration” and vote a regular ballot if they present a:

  • Valid voter registration certificate (card)
  • Certified birth certificate (original)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current government check
  • Current paycheck
  • Any other government document with the individual’s name and address (original).

What do I do if I have problems voting?

If you have any problem casting your full ballot call (866)OUR-VOTE.

Questions about Registration

You have to be registered to vote. The deadline to register has already come and gone. You can verify your voting registration here.

If you recently registered to vote, your record may not be in the state’s database yet.

Registration FAQs

If I send my registration by the deadline, what happens next?

Your voter registration is effective 30 days after it’s submitted (and accepted*). The county office will put your name on the voter registration list, and mail your voter certificate to you. Once you get it, be sure to sign by the X on the front of the card (the blue area) and keep your voter card.

* If your application is missing information, you’ll get a notice in the mail and have a deadline to respond.

Where’s my county registrar office?