Texas Election Code Sec. 11.001 and 11.002
- A person meets the age requirement for voting on the day before his 18th birthday [Sec. 1.016]
- 18 years of age or older on the day of the election.
- Citizen of the United States.
- Not disqualified as mentally incompetent.
- Not disqualified as a convicted felon [Discharge papers issued by pardons & paroles division].
- Resident of the state on the day of the election.
- A registered voter on the day of the election.
*Qualified Voter: Registered voter who meets all other requirements for voting. A registration becomes effective on the 30th day after the day the application is submitted to the registrar or on the date the applicant becomes 18 years old, whichever is later. [Sec. 13.143]
Eligibility to Vote
Texas Election Code Sec. 11.001
- Be a qualified voter as defined above.
- Be a resident of the territory covered by the election for the office on which the person desires to vote.
- Satisfy all other requirements for voting prescribed by law for particular election.
Applications to vote by mail
We urge anyone who is 65 years of age or older, or who has a sickness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at a polling place without a likelihood of injuring the voter's health, to vote by mail.
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Other high-risk conditions could include:
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
- People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk