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Voting and Civic Engagement

Learn how to become active in your nation, your state, your local community, and at UNT!

Texas Voting Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • 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; and
  • Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Additional questions on voting eligibility may be directed to the Texas Secretary of State's Office toll-free at 1.800.252.VOTE (8683).

Register to Vote in Texas

There are several ways to register to vote in Texas:

  1. Follow the link below to complete an application that can be printed and mailed
  2. Stop by any UNT residence hall, the Willis Library, or Sycamore Hall to pick up a Texas Voter Registration Application
    (Access the tutorial below for help completing the application)
  3. Contact to request an appointment with a Deputy Voter Registrar at UNT
  4. Visit the Denton County Election Office at 701 Kimberly Drive in Denton to register in person

Once you're registered visit the other pages on this guide for additional information and help with voting.

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