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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

How to Register to Vote:
  • Applications are at libraries, post offices, and driver's license bureau, Dallas County Elections Department (214) 819-6389 or online (See how below).
  • Your spouse, parent or child may register a qualified voter.
  • Students may register and vote in the county they declare as their permanent residence.
  • Send the application to Voter Registrar for the county in which you live. To find the correct city and zipcode for the elections registrar in your county, click here.

When to Register to Vote

When to Register:
  • Applications are accepted at any time.
  • 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.

How to apply for a Voter Registration Application Form online

From the website above(the Texas Secretary of State office), you can have a voter registration application mailed to you (or print it out yourself). When the application arrives, you'll need to fill it out, follow all instructions, and sign it. Then mail it to the Voter Registrar in the county where you live. A list of all the Texas counties and their registrars is also at the website. You can click here to find it.