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Texas is different than other states; you have to register to vote by signing a paper application.  It can’t happen on the same day you vote.


Register to Vote Today

Voter Registration for the next election has ended.

While the window for new voters to vote in the Presidential/General election on Nov. 3 has closed, please register now so you can vote in the Primaries in March 2021.  You will need to know your Texas driver's license number OR last four digits of your social security number to register to vote.
 
Note: Texas requires a signature, so you can’t register to vote completely online.
 
 

 

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To be eligible to vote 
in Texas, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be 18 years or older on election day.
  • Be a resident of the county you will vote in.
  • Not be a convicted felon who is on probation, parole, or incarcerated. Once a felon’s sentence is completely served, voting rights are restored.
  • Not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.
  • For more information, see VoteTexas.gov from the Secretary of State.

 



How to Register to Vote in Texas
  1. Pick up a Texas Voter Registration Application at libraries, post offices, driver’s licenses offices, Dallas County Elections Department, in the LWV Dallas Office, or at LWV voter registration drives.  You may also print a Texas Voter Registration Application with the Dallas County Election Office address on it.
  2. Fill in the information on the ApplicationYou must include your birth date and then either the last four digits of your social security number or your Texas State driver's license or ID Number.
  3. Sign the application. If you are using an online voter registration form - you still must print it, sign it and mail itTexas does not allow online submission of voter registration.
  4. If your application is WHITE, mail or take the application to the  Dallas County Election Office the address is 1520 Round Table Drive Dallas, Texas 75247.  Business Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.   
  5. If your application is GREEN, give it to any Volunteer Deputy Register of Dallas, including Dallas League of Women Voters volunteers who have been deputized by Dallas County to register new voters. The VDR will submit it to the Dallas County Election Office.

 
  • You can register to vote anytime, but at least 30 days prior to the day of the election in which you wish to vote. Deadline is Oct 5, 2020 for the November Presidential Election.
  • Once you register to vote, you do not need to register again unless you move residences or change your name.
  • You can't register to vote entirely online in Texas. Texas voter registration law requires a manual signature, and if using the traditional white voter registration application forms, that card has to be mailed to the  county election's office.
  • You will need to provide either the last four digits of your Social Security number or your Texas State driver's license or ID Number to register to vote.
  • Students may register and vote in the county they declare as their permanent residence.

How to Register in a Pandemic


How can I confirm that I am registered?
Look yourself up at Register2Vote.org or VoteTexas.gov. If the status is "active," you are registered.  You should confirm your status before every election. For Dallas County voters, you may also use Dallas County Voter Look Up  to confirm your status and to  find election dates and times, print a sample ballot, and see the names of your current elected officials.


What do I do if I've moved or changed my name?

If you have moved to a new address in the same county as your old one, or if you have changed your name, you can update your registration online at Voter Name and Address Changes. This is the only time the registration process is allowed to be done online.


If you have moved to a different countyyou must fill out a new Voter Registration Application form with your new address, check the “change” box, and then mail it to the County Elections office, or you may correct your current voter registration certificate on the back and return it to the County Elections office. You may also use Register2Vote.org.





Quicklink for this page: lwvdallas.org/voter_registration