Don't forget to register!
Learn more about when, where and how to vote below.
Are you registered to vote in Texas? Have you recently moved? Did you know having a driver's license no longer automatically registers Texans to vote? Find out how to register, how to obtain a card if you are already registered, and how to change your name or address below. You can also find information about polling dates, locations, sample ballots and more for Collin County and Dallas County. For additional questions, contact your local county's elections department.
You must fill out an application to register to vote in your county of residence.
To register in person, visit the Elections Department in your county:
To register by mail, visit the following websites:
Collin County (Fill out the Texas Secretary of State form online, print and mail to Collin County Elections, 2010 Redbud Blvd, McKinney, TX 75069. The address will be printed automatically at the top of the form when it is completed.)
Dallas County (Print, fill out and mail the application to 1520 Round Table Drive, Dallas, TX 75247. No postage is required.)
No printer at home? You can get a paper application in a variety of ways:
- Call your county Elections Office (Dallas or Collin) and ask them to mail you a voter registration application.
- Fill out an application online at Register2Vote.org. They will then mail you the completed application form and a stamped, addressed envelope. Sign the form and mail it in. There is no cost to the applicant.
- You can also pick up a voter registration application at the Richardson Public Library.
To check if you are registered and obtain a copy of your voter card, go to:
Have you moved within the same county since you last voted? Change your address online. If the website is not functioning, you can change your address by filling out the online form and mailing it to your local elections office at the Texas Secretary of State's website.
Bring an ID with you
When you vote, you will be asked for a form of identification. Valid options include copies or originals of:
- Driver's license
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Citizenship Certificate with your photograph
- Government document showing your name and address
- Your voter registration certificate (the voter card you may have received in the mail)
- Current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Certified domestic birth certificate
Voters will also decide state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. While every Texas will get to vote on the presidential and statewide candidates, your address will determine which local elections are on your ballot.