Here’s what you should know

Time to register to vote in Texas is almost up.

The last day to register to vote in the statewide election is Monday, Oct. 4. This election will feature eight proposed amendments to the state constitution.

Here’s what you need to know.

How to register to vote in Texas

At least 30 days before the election, Texans will need to fill out a registration application and mail it to the voter registrar in their county. Applications can be requested through the mail, or found at voter registrars’ offices, public libraries. post offices, and high schools.

When you mail your application, make sure it’s postmarked by Oct. 4.

Moody High School student Alec Martinez fills out a voter registration card during class Sept. 13. Texas has kept its paper process for registration despite a growing national trend to move voter registration to more efficient online platforms.

Are you registered to vote in Texas?

You can check your voter registration status, poll location, early voting locations, registration information and key election dates by visiting the Texas Secretary of State “Am I Registered?” system.

What are the eligibility requirements to vote?

To vote in Texas, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the Texas county where the registration application is made
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or must have fully completed the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a court-ordered period of probation; or have been pardoned or otherwise made eligible to vote
  • Not deemed by the court to be totally “mentally incapacitated; or partially mentally incapacitated”

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