All eligible voters must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. For the Nov. 6, 2018, election, the deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Eligible voters can go online and print their registration application, register in person or at public events. 

Register Online - Almost

Even though you can shop online, read articles online and pretty much do everything online, the state of Texas is not quite online when it comes to fully registering to vote. The Texas secretary of state allows eligible voters to register by visiting their site votetexas.gov. Click on "More About Registration," then fill out an application. The person must then print it and mail it to the voter registrar in the county in which they live. Thus, if you live in Dallas County, you would mail it to: 

Dallas County Elections
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 820
Dallas, TX 75207 

The county will process your application, and your registration will become effective 30 days after it is submitted (and accepted) by the county registrar. 

You can also visit the Dallas County Elections office at dallascountyvotes.org, click on "Voter Registration Application" and print, fill and mail the application to their address above. There are two applications, one in English and one in Spanish. You only need to submit one application. 

What if you don't live in Dallas County? Or you want to help your aunt, brother or grandmother who lives in another county? Visit sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/votregduties.shtml#D to find the mailing address for their county. 

Important: You are not registered until you have filled out the application, printed it and mailed it to your county registrar.

Register in Person

Are you the type who likes to show up and sign up? Texas voter registration applications can usually be found at various places including government offices, libraries, colleges or high schools. If you live in Dallas County, you can stop at one of the several county tax offices, pick up an application, fill it out, then either mail it or leave it at the government office. We highly recommend you mail the application, unless you specifically visit the Dallas County Elections office, located inside the Health and Human Services Building on the eighth floor. The address is: 

Dallas County Elections Department
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway
Suite 820
Dallas, TX 75207

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