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Register To Vote

Registering to vote is the first step to voting. You can check your registration status, update your registration, or register for the first time using the resources below.

NOTE: Voter Registration in Bexar County officially closed on October 5th, 2020. Visit this site after the November Election to learn more about upcoming voter registration deadlines.

Steps to Voter Registration

Requirements for registering to vote in Bexar County:

1.) Check your registration status
  • If you are not sure whether you are registered or not, you can check your status here.
2.) Check your eligibility

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit your application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on Election day.
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probabtion, and parole):
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  • In Texas, you may pre-Register to vote if you are 16 or 17 years old, and meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote. By pre-registering, you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.
3.) Fill out the application

Regardless of which option you choose, fill out the application completely and legibly.

The application may be mailed or delivered in person to the Voter Registration office. If mailed, the application must be postmarked 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

Your voter application asks for one of three (1 of 3) identification numbers. If you have not received any of these, you are still eligible to register to vote, but you will be required to provide proof of your identity at the polling place. Review a list of acceptable identification items.

*Note to First Time Voters

If you are registering for the first time by mail, you must provide valid identification that shows your name and address. If you do not provide identification at the time of registration, you will receive a letter requesting proof of identity. Otherwise, you will be required to present such identification when you vote, either in person or by mail. 

When Should I Re-Register?

When to re-register to vote:

You Move

If you moved from one place to another but within Bexar County, you need to notify the Voter Registrar in writing of your new address.  In Bexar County, send your written notification to the Voter Registrar: 1103 S. Frio, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78207-6328 (www.bexar.org/elections). For questions, call 210-335-8683.

If you have your old voter registration card, you can update your address on the back of the card, sign it, and return to the address listed above.

And, as long as your move was within Bexar County, you can change your information online at the Secretary of State’s Voter Registration Name/Address Change website.  The screen will prompt you through the process and the changes you make will be forwarded to Bexar County’s Voter Registrar for processing.  You will be mailed a new certificate with your new address and be able to vote in your new precinct 30 days after you submitted your change. If you have missed the 30-day deadline to change information, you may vote in your former precinct as long as you still reside in the political subdivision (i.e. county, city, or special districts such as school districts, water districts, park districts, and airport districts conducting the election.

You Change Your Name

If you have changed your name since the last time you voted, you need to notify the Voter Registrar in writing of your new address.  In Bexar County, send your written notification to the Voter Registrar: 1103 S. Frio, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78207-6328 (www.bexar.org/elections). For questions, call 210-335-8683.

You can correct your current voter registration certificate on the back and return it to the Voter Registrar at the address listed above. You can also fill out a new voter registration application form and check the “change” box.

You can also change your information online at the Secretary of State’s Voter Registration Name/Address Change website.  The screen will prompt you through the process and the changes you make will be forwarded to Bexar County’s Voter Registrar for processing.  You will be mailed a new certificate with your new address and be able to vote in your new precinct 30 days after you submitted your change. 

And, always remember, when you apply for or change your Texas driver’s license, change your voter information. 

The process to re-register is the same as the process to register to vote. You can re-register online or re-register by mail.

Pre-Registering

Are you under the age of 18 but want to ensure you can vote in an upcoming election? In Texas, a person who is 17 years and 10 months of age are eligible for voter pre-registration.

To be eligible to apply for registration, a person must, on the date the registration application is submitted to the registrar, be at least 17 years and 10 months of age and satisfy the requirements of Subsection (a) except for age.

An individual may preregister to vote if the individual:

  • is 16 or 17 years of age;
  • will not be 18 years of age before the next election;
  • is a citizen of the United States;
  •  has been a resident of Texas for at least 30 days; and
  • currently resides within the voting district or precinct in which the individual preregisters to vote.

What’s Confidential Voter Status?

Voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, contact the Safe at Home Program or visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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