Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?
Register at School or Home?
Students have a choice about where to register to vote.
- Students attending college in Texas may register at their school address. You must plan to return after temporary absences, like summer break, but do not have to plan to reside at that address permanently.
- Students may choose to register or remain registered at a permanent address in Texas or outside the state. In this case, students may need to vote by absentee ballot.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
All voters will be asked for ID when voting in person. There are seven forms of approved photo ID:
- Texas driver license, personal ID, handgun license, or Election ID Certificate from DPS
- US military ID containing the person’s photograph
- US citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
Except for the US citizenship certificate, these photo IDs can not be expired for more than four years. Voters without one of these forms of photo ID may sign a reasonable impediment declaration and present a supporting form of ID and cast a regular ballot. Supporting forms of ID are:
- Valid voter registration certificate
- Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
- Copy of or original current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
How Can I Vote?
Will voting in Texas affect my federal financial aid?
Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants and Perkins or Stafford loans or your dependency status regarding FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Does being an out-of-state student for tuition purposes affect my right to vote in my college community?
Will I lose my scholarship if I register to vote in Texas?