State law requires you to register 30 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. Due to the Help America Vote Act which was enacted in September 2003, applicants must now provide a form of identification when registering by mail. An applicant's spouse, parent, or child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a Voter Registration Application, provided that the agent is a registered voter, or has applied for voter registration.
You may register to vote if you:
Are a resident of Harris County, and
Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age
(To vote, you must be 18), and
Are a U.S. citizen, and
Have not been declared mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court of law,
and are not finally convicted of a felony or have satisfied the court's requirements after a felony conviction or have received a pardon.
The Harris County Voter Registration Department mails renewal Voter Registration Certificates at the end of every odd-numbered year.
Register to Vote - Texas Voter Registration