Important Election Dates
|First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail||Friday, January 1, 2016|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Tuesday, October 11, 2016|
|First Day of Early Voting||Monday, October 24, 2016|
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)||Friday, October 28, 2016|
|Last Day of Early Voting||Friday, November 4, 2016|
|Election Day! Ballot by Mail Due||Tuesday, November 8, 2016|
Not sure whether you are registered? Check here.
You can check your voter registration status by name, address, voter ID (your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate).
Get registered at the Library!
Voter registration forms are available at your local library.
On-site Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars are also available at the Library to help!
Deputies with League of Women Voters on site to help you register. Check the Events calendar for locations and time.
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 27, 2016!
Volunteer Deputies will be on-site at our locations. Check the Events calendar for locations and time.
Fill out your registration form online. Texas law requires a hard copy registration form to be mailed or delivered to the county registrar’s office.
Don't forget to print, sign, stamp, and mail!
Need to change your address? Visit the Texas Secretary of State's website to update your address.
Who am I voting for anyway?
Enter in your address, and you can see your Local Ballot (Available October 15th). Use the League of Women Voters’ Guide (Houston area) to learn more about your local candidates.
What education resources are out there?
Check out the League of Women Voters ‘Be a Texas Voter’ Campaign. It is full of information for different ages, ethnic groups, educators, non-profits, community organizations, and more.
Election Day problems? Call one of these hotlines:
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Ballot by Mail
You may vote early by-mail if you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:
- Away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;
- Sick or disabled;
- 65 years of age or older on Election Day;
- or Confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
You must make a written request for a ballot by mail:
- State the address at which you are registered to vote;
- Give one of the reasons listed above for requesting a ballot;
- Provide the address to which you want the ballot mailed. If the ballot is not being mailed outside the county, nor to the address at which you are registered, then you must provide a description of that such as nursing home, hospital, etc.;
- You must sign the application;
- Applications can be downloaded from the county Elections site (see below).
Send your Ballot by Mail application request :