Elections determine everything from who will run our country, to how much money your city or state gets in funding, to laws and policies that affect your education, your career, your family and your daily life. Voting is a way you can make your voice heard. If you want to see change, make it — by casting your vote in any and every election cycle.
But first, you need to register.
Upcoming Deadline: Voter Registration
Monday, Oct. 5, is the deadline to register for the general election that takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Mark your calendar for both important dates.
If you’re already registered, great!
If you’re not, these voter registration resources can help you get started.
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.
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 at your local library, government office or high school.
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.
Check To See If You’re 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.