Texas Election Toolkit


Primary Election Day:
March 1, 2016

General Election Day:
November 8, 2016


Registering to Vote

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here.

To check your voter registration status and contact information, visit the Texas Voter Information Website.

Absentee Voter Information

Texan voters may vote early by mail if:

  • You will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
  • You are sick or disabled;
  • You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
  • You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

Texan voters get a formal application for a ballot by mail from:

Early Voting In-Person

In Texas, early voting in person begins generally begins the 17th day before Election Day (if that’s a weekend, early voting starts on Monday) and ends the 4th day before Election Day. (EXCEPTION: Early voting for elections held in May starts the 12th day before Election Day and ends on the 4th day before Election Day.) Vote at a location in your political subdivision that’s close to where you live or work. All other voting rules and procedures apply – e.g., eligibility and polling hours. For more information on early voting in-person visit, the Vote Texas Early Voting page.

Election Day Preparation

For questions regarding polling places, consult your County Elections Office.

For more information on your rights as a voter, visit the Texas Secretary of State's Voter Information FAQs.

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