Who Can Register To Vote

Eligibility and Registration

To be eligible to vote in Bexar County, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be 18 years old by election day.
  • Be a resident of Bexar County.
  • Not be a convicted felon, unless your sentence is complete (including any probation or parole).
  • Not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.

How do I register to vote?

  • Applications are available from libraries, post offices, and the DMV (driver’s license bureau) or call the Voter Registration Office at (210) 335-VOTE (8683) to request an application. You can also find registration forms online (see below).
  • College students may register and vote in the county they declare as their permanent residence.
  • SIGN and MAIL or deliver the completed application to:

Bexar County Elections Department
1103 S. Frio, Ste. 100
San Antonio, TX 78207

 

When should I register to vote?

  • Applications are accepted at any time.
  • Your registration must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the day of the election in which you wish to vote.
  • Seventeen-year-old citizens may register 60 days before their eighteenth birthday, if they will be 18 by election day.

Can I request a voter registration form online?
Click here to view an online version of the voter registration application.  From this link you have the option to mail yourself a voter registration application or you simply print one out yourself.
When the application arrives, you’ll need to fill it out, follow all instructions, and SIGN IT. Then mail it to the Voter Registrar in the county where you live. You are not registered until your application has been received and processed by the county elections department.  In Bexar County, MAIL or deliver the completed application to:

Bexar County Elections Department
1103 S. Frio, Ste. 100
San Antonio, TX 78207

 

A list of all the Texas counties and their registrars is also at the website. You can click here to find it:  http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/votregduties.shtml

IMPORTANT! How to Keep Your Voter Registration Up-to-Date:

  • Always vote.
  • When you move within the county or change your name, request a change form from the county voter registrar.
  • If you move out of county, you must re-register with the county of your new residence.
  • Address change must be completed at least 30 days prior to Election Day.