Travis County Tax Office

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Registration

How do I find out if I registered to vote in Travis County?

 

Check the status of your voter registration, locate your polling place, and view your precincts and sample ballot at Vote Travis.

How do I change my political party affiliation?

 

In Texas, you do not declare a political party at the time of voter registration. In a primary election, you will select the Republican or Democrat ballot at the polling place. Note: If there is a runoff election, you may only participate if you selected that party’s ballot in the primary.

Cash. You must make these payments at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, 509 W. 11th St., Gault Annex, Room 1.300.

When does my voter registration expire?

 

Voter registration is permanent. However, you can fall off the voter registration roll if:

  • You failed to vote in any election the past two years.
  • · You did not contact us after we tried to reach you through the mail to verify you live in our county. Note: You always need to update your home address when you move to a new address inside Travis County. You can do that address update online.

    The tax office sends two letters through the U.S. Postal Service when it attempts to reach voters at risk of removal from the voter registration roll. Voters, who fail to respond, go to a “suspense” file. Voting automatically moves them back to the active voters list. State law requires us to remove the names of those not voting or contacting us after four years in suspense status.

When will I receive my voter registration card?

 

Texas issues voter certificates instead of cards but they are essentially the same thing.

You can expect to receive your certificate within 30 days of submitting your voter registration application or address change. Those who registered to vote two months before turning 18, will receive their certificate after their birthday when they are officially eligible to vote.

Certificates expire every other year. You will receive a new certificate before your current one expires.

What does my voter registration certificate look like?

 

The current certificates are yellow and expire on Dec. 31, 2019.

My voter registration certificate is lost. How can I request a replacement?

 

You can apply for a new certificate by mail or receive a same-day replacement at the main tax office, 5501 Airport Blvd.

To request a replacement by mail:

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  • Call us at (512) 854-9473
  • Submit a completed Request for Replacement Voter Registration Certificate

Am I required to show my voter registration certificate at the polls?

 

No. It is a good idea to carry it with you. You are required to show a government-approved photo identification or sign a declaration about your voting eligibility and provide supporting documentation. Visit the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division to learn what you need to vote.

Can I vote if I did not change my address 30 days prior to Election Day?

 

It is possible to vote even if you did not change your address

Did you move within Travis County? If you registered to vote in Travis County and you moved to another Travis County address, you can vote at any Early Voting location, at any Vote Center on Election Day, or at the precinct where you are currently registered to vote on Election Day. Find your polling place at Vote Travis.

Did you move outside Travis County? If you registered to vote in Travis County, but moved to another county, you may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in your new county. Visit the Texas Secretary of State to locate the elections office in your new county for further assistance with limited ballots.

Are you new to Travis County? If you registered in another Texas county, but forgot to update your registration when you moved to Travis County, you can ask for a limited ballot at the polls. Contact the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division to learn more about limited ballots.

It is possible to vote even if you forgot to change your address.

 

Did you move within Travis County? If you registered to vote in Travis County and you moved to another Travis County address, you can vote at any Early Voting location, at any Vote Center on Election Day, or at the precinct where you are currently registered to vote on Election Day. Find your polling place at Vote Travis.

Did you move outside Travis County? If you registered to vote in Travis County, but moved to another county, you may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in your new county. Visit the Texas Secretary of State to locate the elections office in your new county for further assistance with limited ballots.

Are you new to Travis County? If you registered in another Texas county, but forgot to update your registration when you moved to Travis County, you can ask for a limited ballot at the polls. Contact the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division to learn more about limited ballots.

How do I cancel my voter registration?

 

To cancel a registration use the:

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Why does my voter registration record appear online?

 

Voter registration records without sensitive identity information, such as driver’s license and social security numbers, are public information and available to anyone. You can search voter registration records online, at the tax office and by phone. We recommend you check the online voter registration records to ensure your record it up-to-date.

How can I remove my voter registration from the website?

 

Submit the Request for Voter Record Web Suppression form. Any voter who wishes to have their information removed is eligible to request Web suppression.

How can I remove my voter registration record from all public records?

 

Submit the Request for Peace Officer Confidentiality form. The list containing who qualifies for record removal is included on the form.

Volunteers

Do I have to be a resident of Travis County to be a volunteer deputy registrar in Travis County?

 

No. You must be:

  • A Texas resident
  • Able to return all Travis County voter registration applications to the Travis County Tax Office within five calendars of them being filled out.

How can I contact a volunteer deputy registrar to host a voter registration drive at my event?

 

Call us at (512) 854-9473 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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