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Common Voter Questions

How do I know if I am registered to vote?

If you can’t remember if you’re already registered to vote, use the Am I Registered? website to confirm. 

How do I register to vote?

You can register in person at your County Elections office. (In many Texas counties, the Tax Assessor-Collector is also the Voter Registrar. In some counties, the County Clerk or Elections Administrator registers voters.) You can also register by mail by obtaining an application from your County Elections office or pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools. The deadline to register to vote in any election is thirty calendar days prior to the Election Day date (or postmarked no less than thirty calendar days prior to the Election Day date). 

When Texans register to vote, do they register for a certain party?

No. There are only registered voters in Texas. There is no party registration.

How do I find my polling location?

Texas voters may vote at any polling location within their county of residence/registration. Your County’s website should provide the most current list of polling locations, and you can obtain this information in-person at the County Elections office.

How do I vote with a mail-in ballot?

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be 65 years or older or
  • be disabled or
  • be out of the county on election day and during the early voting period or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible or
  • expected to give birth within three weeks of Election Day

Request an Application for a Ballot by Mail here:

Military and overseas voters are welcome to use the regular registration and early voting by mail process available to all voters who will be away from their home county on Election Day. Additional special provisions for military and overseas voters can be found here:

How can I choose the candidate who is a medical liberty champion?

Follow and sign up with  Texans for Vaccine Choice: to get crucial election updates, including Voter Guides for each election. 

What House District and Senate District do I live in and who represents me?

Visit and enter your address. You will find your state senator and your Senate District under “Texas State Senator” and your state representative and your House District number under “Texas State Representative”. Use these Senate District and House District numbers when you reference the TFVC Voter Guide for any Primary or General Election.

Election Specific Questions:


Can any registered voter vote in any primary election?

Texas has  open primary elections, meaning anyone can cast a ballot in the primary of their choice, regardless of whether you’ve voted in that party’s primary before. Republicans can vote in the Democrat primary. Democrats can vote in the Republican primary. You can still only vote in one primary.

If I don’t vote in the Primary, can I vote in the Primary Run-off?

Once you’ve voted in a party primary, you can vote in only that party’s run-offs. If you skip the primary, you can vote in either party’s run-off. How and whether you vote in a primary and run-off has no bearing on your vote in the November general election.

When do I vote in the Primary Election?

Primary Election Day in Texas is the first Tuesday of March in even-numbered years, preceded by an Early Voting period.


If I did not vote in the Primary Election, can I still vote in subsequent elections that calendar year?

How and whether you voted in the Primary has no bearing on how or whether you vote in any other election that year, including the November General Election. Any registered voter can vote in municipal elections and the General Election.

When do I vote in the General Election?

General Election Day in Texas is the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered  years, preceded by an Early Voting period. Texas also holds municipal and special elections each year, wherein voters decide on other elected positions such as City Council members or vote on bonds or constitutional amendments.

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