How to register to vote in Texas for the Nov. 7 election. Voter registration deadline is Oct. 10

Early voting begins Monday, October 23, 2023

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

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It’s not a presidential election year, but there are still some important things on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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If you want your voice to be heard, you’ll want to check to make sure you’re registered to vote by the Oct. 10 deadline.

Early voting runs from Oct. 23-Nov. 3. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is Oct. 27 (received, not postmarked).

Any U.S. citizen who is 18 by Nov. 7 AND registered to vote by the Oct. 10 voter registration deadline can vote, with a few exceptions prohibited by law.

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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 Oct. 23-Nov. 3, or you can vote on election day on Nov. 7.

If you plan to vote absentee, you have until Oct. 27 to request a ballot.

Dates & Deadlines for the Tuesday, November 7, 2023 election

  • Tuesday, Oct. 10- Last day to register to vote.
  • Monday, Oct. 23 - First day of early voting.
  • Friday, Oct. 27 - Last day to apply for a ballot by mail. (Must be received, not postmarked by this date.)
  • Friday, Nov. 3 - Last day of early voting.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 - 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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