Did you know that September is National Voter Engagement Month? If you didn’t know, now you do. National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 24. We know what you’re thinking, “what does this have to do with me?” It has everything to do with you because your vote matters. If you’re not registered to vote, keep reading to learn how.
What Can I Do?
To help us celebrate, make sure you are registered to vote and remind your friends to do the same!
When Is the Deadline To Register?
We are so glad you asked! The deadline to register for the Nov. 5, 2019, election is Monday, Oct. 7. It will be here before you know it, so be sure to mark your calendars.
Why Is This Important?
We have many important elections coming up in 2019 and 2020 that will impact your education, your career, your family and your daily life. It’s important that you register to vote and show up for as many elections as possible.
You Are Eligible To Register To Vote If:
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You are a resident of the county where you submit your application.
- You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you will be at least 18 years of age on Election Day.
- You are not a convicted felon.
How Do I Register To Vote?
If you are a first-time voter, don’t worry! We’ve got all the information you need to know. You can register to vote three different ways.
- Register to vote online. Just fill out an online voter registration application and click submit.
- Don’t have a computer at home? Good news — you can register to vote in person at your county Voter Registrar’s office.
- Or you can register through the mail by picking up an application from your Voter Registrar’s office or you can pick up applications at your local library, government offices or high schools.
Heads up: Your application must be received by the Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked at least 30 days before an election for you to be able to vote in that election.
How Do I Know If I am Already Registered?
You can confirm your voter registration status in one of three ways online, using your:
- Texas driver’s license number
- Voter Unique Identifier, you can find this on your voter registration certificate/card.
- First and last name
If you have other questions, you can visit Dallas County Votes. Or call 866-OUR-VOTE for answers to common questions about registering to vote.