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Eligibility Requirements


State law requires you to register 30 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. An applicant’s spouse, parent, or child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a Voter Registration Application, provided that the agent is a registered voter, or has applied for voter registration.

You may register to vote if you fulfill all of the following requirements:
  • Are a United States citizen; 
  • Are a resident of Harris County;
  • Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (To vote, you must be 18).
  • Have not been declared totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction;
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote.

Obtain a Voter Registration Application


Visit any Elections Administrator's Office location and submit your completed, signed form from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Download and print an application:

Potential voters can also request a postage-paid application from your voter registrar, so that a voter registration application can be mailed to you.

Request, via e-mail at [email protected], and our office will mail a paper application to you. Please provide a mailing address and phone number in your email.

Call 713-274-8200 to be assisted in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese.

You can also pick-up an application at your local U.S. Postal office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices.

    Confirm your Voter Registration Status


    You may easily confirm your voter registration status by searching for it on our website or the Texas Secretary of State's website. If you are currently living in Harris County but are registered to vote in another county, you must be registered to vote in Harris County at least 30 days prior to Election Day in order to vote in Harris County.

    Where to Register to Vote


    Registering to vote is fast and easy! Simply complete a Voter Registration Application and mail the signed application (at least 30 days before the election date) to:

    Harris County Elections Administrator's Office
    P.O. Box 3527
    Houston, Texas 77253-3527
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