How to register to vote in Texas for the May 6 election. Voter registration deadline is April 6

Early voting runs from April 24 through May 2

File: The deadline is April 6 if you want to vote in the May 6 election

Get more election news on KSAT’s Vote 2023 page.

The May 6 election is an important one for voters in the San Antonio area.

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Not only are the mayor and City Council seats up for grabs, but voters will also decide whether to amend the city charter with sweeping ballot proposition.

🗳 FULL BALLOT: May 6 joint, general, special, charter and bond election

If you want your voice to be heard in your city or school district elections, you’ll want to check to make sure you’re registered to vote by the April 6 deadline.

Early voting runs from April 24 through May 2. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is April 25 (received, not postmarked).

Any U.S. citizen who is 18 by May 6 AND registered to vote by the April 6 voter registration deadline can vote, with a 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 April 24 and goes through May 2, or you can vote on election day on May 6.

If you plan to vote absentee, you have until April 25 to request a ballot.

Dates & Deadlines for the Saturday, May 6, 2023 Joint General, Special Charter and Bond Election

  • Thursday, April 6 - Last day to register to vote
  • Monday, April 24 - First day of early voting
  • Tuesday, April 25 - Last day to apply for a ballot by mail (Must be received, not postmarked by this date.)
  • Tuesday, May 2 - Last day of early voting
  • Saturday, May 6 - Election Day. Absentee/mail-in ballots must be postmarked or delivered by hand by 7 p.m. Ballots from overseas voters must be received by the fifth day after Election Day. Ballots from members of the armed forces must be received by the sixth day after election day.

About the Author

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 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.

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