How to register to vote in Texas for the March 1 primary election

Are you registered to vote? The deadline is Jan. 31 if you want to vote in the March 1 primary

Get more election news on KSAT’s Vote 2022 page.

The 2022 Texas midterm primary election is coming up on March 1 and if you want to cast your ballot, you’ll need to be sure you’re registered to vote.

This election year is an important one with all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate seats up for grabs, as well as a chance to vote in the Texas governor’s race and elect Bexar County’s first new county judge in 20 years. See the full ballot for the GOP and Democrats.

Early voting begins Feb. 14 for the March 1 primary election in Texas.

Any U.S. citizen who is 18 by the primary Election Day AND registered to vote by the Jan. 31 voter registration deadline can vote, with few exceptions prohibited by law.


How to know if you’re registered to vote

You can click here to check (select “Name, County, Date” on the right-hand side and input your information).


How to register to vote if you’re not already registered

  1. You can fill out a voter registration application online. You will need to print it out and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence.
  2. You can also register in person at your county voter registration office. The Bexar County Elections office is located at 1103 S. Frio, Suite 100. If you live in a county other than Bexar, you can find out where to register in person here.
  3. Or, you can request a postage-paid application from your voter registrar by filling out this form.

What to do if you lost your voter registration card

If you are registered, but you’ve lost your voter registration card, you can notify your county voter registrar in writing to get a new one.


What ID do you need to vote in Texas?

You won’t need your voter registration card when you vote, but you will need a valid form of identification to vote in Texas.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID, bring one to the polling place when you cast your ballot:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License 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 (book or card)

Early voting starts on Feb. 14 and runs through Feb. 25, or you can vote on the day of the primary elections on March 1. Find more important dates on our Vote 2022 page.

If you plan to vote absentee, you have until Feb. 18 to request a ballot. Click here to find out how to vote by mail or how to deliver your absentee ballot in person.


About the Author:

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 20 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.