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Voter Registration Info

Eligibility and Registration Information

Eligibility to vote

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be 18 years old on election day.
  • Be a resident of the county.
  • Not be a convicted felon, unless your sentence is complete (including any probation or parole).
  • Not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.

How to Register to Vote

When to Register to Vote

When to Register:

  • Applications are accepted at any time.
  • Dallas League of Women Voters volunteers who have been deputized by Dallas County can register new voters. Look out for our voter registration drives, when volunteer deputy registrars come to schools and stores to register new voters.
  • You must register 30 days prior to the day of the election in which you wish to vote.

How to Keep Voter Registration Up to Date:

  • Always vote.
  • When you move within the county or change your name, request a change form from county voter registrar.
  • If you move out of county, you must re-register with the county of your new residence.
  • Address change must be completed 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You may return to your former precinct to vote for 90 days after a move.