National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2020


It's National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? Voters must be registered by October 5th in order to vote in the November 3rd election, so read on for information on how to check your voter registration status, register to vote, finding polling places, and other resources for voting in Texas. 

Research Guide to Voting in Texas

Check out our research guide to Voting in Texas for information on voting laws in Texas, including absentee and early voting, polling place rules, accessibility standards, voting with a felony conviction, and more!

What Are My Rights as a Voter?

VoteTexas has a great explanation of your rights as a voter in Texas. VoteTexas is a project from the Texas Secretary of State's office.

Am I Registered to Vote?

You can check your voter registration status directly on the Texas Secretary of State's website. 

How Do I Register to Vote?

You can fill out a voter registration form online from the Texas Secretary of State's website that you can then print, sign, and mail to the registrar of your county, or fill out a form to request that a pre-stamped registration form be sent to you by mail. You can also find voter registration forms at public offices like public libraries and the post office. 

Where Do I Vote?

Check the Secretary of State's website for a list of polling locations in your area. You can also use Vote411 to find locations.

What Do I Need to Vote in Person?

A list of accepted identification forms can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Can I Vote by Mail? 

It depends. Voting by mail in Texas is only open to certain voters, but concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have complicated matters. Please see our page on Voting on the COVID-19 and Texas Law research guide for more information. 

When Does Early Voting Begin?

The first day of early voting in person is on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, and runs until Friday,  October 30th, 2020. Please see VoteTexas's page on early voting deadlines for more information. 

Can a Person With a Felony Conviction Vote in Texas?

We get this question a lot, and we've provided a full explanation about the laws for voting in Texas after a felony conviction in a legal FAQ.

Got a question about voting that wasn't addressed here? Please use our Ask A Librarian form to get an answer!

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