Voter Registration Eligibility
To be able to register to vote in Texas you must:
- Be a U.S. 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
- 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
For more information, you can read the Voter Registration in Texas pamphlet
Help Me Register to Vote
Not sure if you are already registered? Check your voter registration status here.
If you know that you are not registered, the Texas Secretary of State website has a very nice form-fillable online registration:
- Answer the 2 introductory questions
- Complete the form right in your browser
- Click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the form, your information will be loaded into the proper form for you to print and sign
After printing and signing the form, you can:
- Mail the completed application to: Kathy E. Van Wolfe (McLennan County Elections Administrator) P.O Box 2450 Waco, TX 76703
- You can also come by our County Headquarters during office hours (Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm) at 539 N. Valley Mills Drive Waco, TX 76710, sign the form in front of our deputy registrars, and we will take care of it for you.
- You can pick a voter registration form, and register in person at the Elections Administration Office at 214 N. 4th Street Suite 300 Waco, TX 76701
- You can request by mail by obtaining an application from the Elections Administration Office or from Texas Secretary of State's office. You can also pick up applications at our County Headquarters office.