Register to Vote

Pick up mail-in Voter Registrations in front of Bellaire City Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.  Drive in service!

Check with www.harrisvotes.com for information on polling locations and dates for early voting.

Register to Vote, Submit a Change in Name or a Change of Address,
via the Texas Secretary of State

Application for voting by mail for Harris County

How to vote  2020 US general election – Texas

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Texas offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person. Texas offers early voting.

You have to register to vote before election day in Texas.

To register in Texas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made
  • be at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not be finally convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation or be pardoned
  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law

VOTE BY MAIL

  1. Review the absentee ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Application for voting by mail for Harris County
  4. Or submit the request to the Texas Secretary of State. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 23, 2020.
  5. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

VOTE IN PERSON

Vote on election day – November 3, 2020

Vote early – Texas voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.  Find Harris County polling places here.

What to bring

  • You will be asked to show photo ID to vote in Texas. Acceptable forms include: Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); Texas election ID certificate; Texas personal ID card; Texas handgun license; US military ID with photo; US citizenship certificate with photograph (doesn’t need to be current); or a US passport. Forms must be current or expired less than four years. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
  • Voters without ID: If you don’t have ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment, you’ll need to sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don’t have any of the accepted IDs, and present one of the following: certified birth certificate (original); valid voter registration certificate; or a current utility bill, government check, bank statement or paycheck, or government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph). If you meet these requirements and are eligible to vote, you may vote in the election.
  • If you don’t have ID and do not have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one or did not bring ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order to have the provisional ballot counted, you will be required to visit the voter registrar’s office within six (6) calendar days of the date of the election to either present one of the forms of photo ID or submit a temporary affidavit, or, if applicable, qualify for the disability exemption, in the presence of the county voter registrar while attesting to the fact that you do not have any of the required photo IDs