How to vote in my state
Last updated August 30, 2022
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 8, 2022
Texas State General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
- Received by: October 11, 2022
Absentee (Mail-in) Request Deadline
- Post received: October 28, 2022
- Online request by: N/A
- In-person request by: October 28, 2022
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
- Postmarked: November 8, 2022
- Post received: November 10, 2022
- In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 24 – November 4, 2022
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Absentee (Mail-in) Voting
You may vote absentee in Texas if you are:
- be 65 years or older;
- be sick or disabled;
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance;
- be expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Your absentee ballot application must be in-person or mailed 11 days before Election Day to your early voting clerk. Completed ballots must be returned in-person by 7 PM on Election Day, or by-mail by 5 PM two days after Election Day.
Do not forget to include your last 4 digits of your social security or driver’s license number in the application. It must match what is on file.
Early voting is available for all registered voters beginning 17 days before Election Day, unless that day falls on a weekend, in which case early voting begins on that Monday. Early voting ends four days before Election Day.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time.
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Voter ID Requirements
A valid photo ID is required to vote on Election Day (and early voting). Acceptable forms of ID include:
- 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 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)
If you don’t have any of these, you’ll need to (1) sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the IDs listed above (a Reasonable Impediment Declaration), and (2) bring one of the following:
- copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
- copy of or original current utility bill;
- copy of or original bank statement;
- copy of or original government check;
- copy of or original paycheck; or
- copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document)
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Areas in Texas covered by Section 203
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
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