Tuesday is last day to register to vote
If you live in Texas, and you plan to cast a ballot on Nov. 8, you have one day left to register to vote. Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote in Texas.
Longview residents may register in Room 112 at the Gregg County Courthouse. Gregg County Elections officials caution residents who registered at the DPS office but did not receive a blue voter's certificate to call (903) 236-8458 to be sure they are registered.
Not registered? Here's everything you need to know:
- The last day to register to vote in Texas is Tuesday, Oct. 11.
- You can register to vote in person or by mail. You cannot register to vote online in Texas.
- In Gregg County, you can register in person or drop off your application at the Voter Registration Office,
- You can download and print a registration form here. You can call the Gregg County registration office (903) 236-8458, and request an application be sent to you. Then you can fill it out, sign it, and mail it back to the office.
Not sure if you’re eligible to vote?
- You have to be a United States citizen
- You have to be registered to vote in the state
- You have to be at least 18-years-old
- If you are a convicted felon, you are only eligible to vote if you’ve completed your sentence, are on probation or parole
- You have not been declared mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a court exercising probate jurisdiction
You can mail in your voter registration card and still be eligible to vote, as long the form is postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
Still not sure what to do? Visit the Gregg County Elections Department website.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:
- Oct. 11: Last day to register to vote
- Oct. 24: First day of early voting
- Oct. 28: Last day to apply for a ballot by mail
- Nov. 4: Last day of early voting
- Nov. 8: Election Day, last day to receive a ballot by mail