ELECTION HOTLINE: If you have any issues voting, please call (832) 244-7855.
Tuesday, Nov 6– Vote at your polling location between 7am and 7pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which forms of ID can be used to vote?
Bring one of the following items to your polling place:
- TX Driver’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety
- TX Personal ID card issued by the Department of Public Safety
- TX concealed handgun license issued by the Department of Public Safety
- TX Election ID Certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety
- US military ID card with your photo
- US Certificate of Citizenship or US Certificate of Naturalization with your photo
- US passport book or card
Your photo IDs must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before you vote.
Don’t have a photo ID? Here’s how you can still vote:
If you’re a registered voter but do not possess one of the documents listed above, there’s still a process you can follow to vote:
Sign a declaration stating that:
- You are who you say you are at the voting booth and,
- have a reasonable impediment or difficulty for having an accepted photo ID, and,
- provide: a valid voter registration certificate, or a certified birth certificate (must be an original); or a copy or original of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document with your name and an address thereon (a government document with your photo must be original).
Need to get an ID?
If you don’t have one of the accepted IDs, you can get a free Election ID Certificate from your nearest Department of Public Safety Office, or at one of the Secretary of State’s mobile ID stations.
In order to get a free Election ID Certificate, you’ll need to bring documentation with you to verify your identity and to show that you are a U.S. citizen. Most people need an original birth certificate plus two supporting documents.
If you don’t have your birth certificate, you can get one from a Vital Records Office for free (if you go in person and tell them you need a birth certificate for voting), or online for $22.
How do I vote by mail?
You can request a ballot by mail if you are over the age of 65, disabled, out of the county during early voting and on election day, or confined to jail. The last day to apply to vote early by mail is October 26. (Received, not Postmarked.)
You can learn more about voting by mail here at MyTexasVotes.
Where can I find if I am registered to vote?
To confirm your voter registration status, search one of the following three ways:
- Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;
- Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;
- Your first and last name.