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Today is the last day to register to vote.  Applicants who are not able to visit a voter registrar’s office can get an application online from the Texas Secretary of State website, complete it, and have it postmarked by October 11.

Today is the postmark deadline, so if voters have it in the mail before the last pick-up today, they should be set. To register, Texans can go to to fill out an application to print, sign, and then mail.

Voters can also go to the page to check their registration and make sure it is still current.”

Those who are eligible to vote must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • Not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • Have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

If you think you are already registered to vote, you can confirm your voter registration status by clicking on this link on the Texas Secretary of State website.

All voters who register to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver’s license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you do not have one of these numbers, you may just provide the last four digits of your of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, state that fact on the application.

The forms of voter I.D. that are accepted when it is time to vote in person are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun 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

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voting at the polling place