Ready to Vote? Look up your registration, print a sample ballot, find a polling place, and view wait times at www.VoteTravis.com!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the deadline to register for the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 General Election.

Eligibility

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of Travis County;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old;
  • You are not a convicted felon, or, if convicted you have been pardoned or fully discharged your sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, or probation; and
  • You have not been declared by a court to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the deadline to register for the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 General Election.

How to Register to Vote

Download a Voter Registration Application (Español). Sign the application and mail to:

Travis County Voter Registration
PO Box 149327
Austin, Texas 78714-9327

Voter registration applications must be delivered in person or postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline. An application can also be submitted by fax to (512) 854-4840 as long as the original, signed application is received in our office within 4 calendar days from the date the fax is sent.

Where else can you find an application?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the deadline to register for the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 General Election.

Name/Address Changes

Voter registration becomes effective in the precinct of your new address 30 days after receipt of change of address or change of name notice. An updated voter registration certificate will be mailed within 30 days.

Already registered in Travis County?

Update your name or address online.

New to Travis County?

By mail

Complete a Voter Registration Application (Español). Print, sign, and mail the application to:

Travis County Voter Registration
PO Box 149327
Austin, Texas 78714-9327

Voter registration applications must be delivered in person or postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline. An application can also be submitted by fax to (512) 854-4840 as long as the original, signed application is received in our office within 4 calendar days from the date the fax is sent.

Find a Postcard Application

Moved out of Travis County?

  • Contact the Voter Registrar in your new Texas county or request an application from the Texas Secretary of State. Your voter registration will automatically be cancelled when you register in another county in Texas.
  • Cancel your voter registration in Travis County if you are moving outside of Texas.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the deadline to register for the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 General Election.

Elections

Visit the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division for information about Travis County elections, including election calendars, election results, sample ballots, ballot by mail, photo identification requirements and candidate and political party information.

Photo Identification

Visit the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division for information about what to bring with you to vote. Permanent and Temporary Exemptions are available from the Voter Registrar for qualified voters.

Permanent Exemptions

Qualifications:
  • Disabled as determined by the U.S. Social Security Administration with no valid form of identification; or
  • Disability rating of at least 50% from the U.S. Veterans Administration with no valid form of identification.
Application:

Submit a Request for Disability Exemption (Español) at any time. Upon approval, the voter will have a permanent exemption and no longer be subject to the photo identification requirements.

Temporary Exemptions

Qualifications:
  • Voters who have a religious objection to being photographed; or
  • Voters who do not have photo identification as a result of a declared natural disaster
Application:

The voter may cast a provisional ballot and appear at the voter registrar’s office within six (6) calendar days after Election Day and sign an affidavit for the ballot to be accepted.

How do I find out if I am 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. Think you are registered in another Texas county? Visit the Texas Secretary of State Voter Information Search.

How do I change my political party affiliation?

In Texas, you do not declare a political party at the time of registration. In a primary election you will select a party at the polls in order to receive a ballot, and you may only participate in the same party's run-off election.

When does my voter registration expire?

Voter registration is permanent. However, a registration is purged after a four-year period in "suspense" status. The voter registration is placed in "suspense" after two attempted mailings to a voter have been returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable for any reason.

When will I receive my voter registration certificate?

Certificates expire every other year. New certificates are automatically sent to current registered voters prior to the expiration date.

If you are registering to vote for the first time, or making a name or address change, you will receive a Voter Registration Certificate within 30 days of submitting a completed voter registration application. 

What does my voter registration certificate look like?

The current certificates are blue and have an expiration of 12/31/17.

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

Duplicate Voter Registration Cards are sent to the mailing address on record. To request a new card:

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  • Call us at (512) 854-9473
  • Submit a completed Request for Replacement Voter Registration Certificate by mail
  • Visit us at 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 for a same day replacement

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

No. However, you are required to show an approved photo ID. If you are not able to obtain an approved photo ID, you may vote by signing a declaration and providing supporting documentation. Visit the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division for information about what to bring with you 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 were already 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? You may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in your new county of residence if you were registered to vote in Travis County at the time you moved. 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? You may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in Travis County if you were registered to vote in another county at the time you moved. Contact the Travis County Clerk's Elections Division for further assistance with limited ballots.

How do I cancel my voter registration?

To cancel your own voter registration, submit the Request to Cancel Registration form. To cancel registration on behalf of a deceased family member, submit the Request to Cancel Registration of Deceased Voter form.