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If you want to help decide which candidates will be included in the November General Election, you’ll want to check to make sure you’re registered to vote by the Feb. 5 deadline to vote in the March 5 primary elections in Texas.
Early voting runs from Feb. 20-March 1. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is Feb. 23 (received, not postmarked).
Any U.S. citizen who is 18 by March 5 AND registered to vote by the Feb. 5 voter registration deadline can vote, with a few exceptions prohibited by law.
View the March 5, 2024 Primary Election ballots:
How to know if you’re registered to vote
You can click here to check (select “Name, County, Date” on the right-hand side and input your information).
How to register to vote if you’re not already registered
You can also register in person at your county voter registration office. The Bexar County Elections office is located at 1103 S. Frio, Suite 100. If you live in a county other than Bexar, you can find out where to register in person here.
What to do if you lost your voter registration card
If you are registered, but you’ve lost your voter registration card, you can notify your county voter registrar in writing to get a new one.
What ID do you need to vote in Texas?
You won’t need your voter registration card when you vote, but you will need a valid form of identification to vote in Texas.
Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID, bring one to the polling place when you cast your ballot:
Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS.
Texas Handgun License issued by DPS.
United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph.
United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph.
United States Passport (book or card).
Early voting starts Oct. 23-Nov. 3, or you can vote on election day on Nov. 7.
If you plan to vote absentee, you have until Oct. 27 to request a ballot.
Important dates for the March 5 Primary Elections:
Feb. 5 Last day to register to vote
Feb. 20 First day of early voting
Feb. 23 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)
March 1 Last day of early voting
March 5 Last day to receive ballot by mail
March 5 Primary Election Day