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Fort Worth, TX 76185


817-348-VOTE (8683) 
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How to Vote


Voter ID Requirements to Vote in Person in Texas

One of the following accepted:


Photo ID 

Not expired more than 4 years ago (Age 70+ may use expired ID):

  • Texas driver license
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate
  • Texas personal identification card
  • Texas handgun license by DPS
  • U.S. military ID card with photo
  • U.S. citizenship certificate with photo
  • U.S. passport (book or card)


If you don't have an acceptable photo ID

Sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration form and present one of the following other documents:

  • Voter registration card
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Or any other government document with voter's name and an address


  • Addresses on ID and voter registration do not need to match.
  • Name on ID an voter registration MUST match or be substantially similar.
  • Election officials/poll workers may not question you about voter ID issues.

More info on Voter ID available at and at LWV Texas.


Voters with Special Needs

If you have mobility problems or if you have difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time, contact a voting clerk or election official to see about curbside voting or moving you to the front of the line. See the Tarrant County Elections Administration website for more information or call their office at 817-831-8683.

Persons who drive 7 or more voters who qualify for curbside voting must sign a form which is shared with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General’s office.


Vote by Mail (Absentee Ballot)

Who can vote by mail in Texas?

  • 65 years or older
  • Sick or disabled
  • Out of the county during early voting and election day. 
  • In jail but otherwise eligible to vote
  • NEW! Expecting to give birth within three weeks before or after election day.

The following is the oath to Vote by Mail because you are sick or disabled: "I have a sickness or physical condition that prevents me from appearing at the polling place on election day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or injuring my health."

Visit Tarrant County Elections Administration website for links to the application and submission instructions.

Persons who assist voters with a VBM application, VBM ballot, or in-person ballot must provide their relationship to the voter and address, and for the VBM ballot and in-person ballot, the assistor must sign an oath and mark that they didn’t receive compensation. 


Read why one man's absentee ballot wasn't accepted: Yes, Texas can reject your mail-in ballot. It happened to me. How to make yours count.

Read more about voting by mail at the LWV Texas website.


Trouble with Voting

Having trouble voting?

Call the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or email

Or call Texas Election Protection Coalition at one of the hotlines below.

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) English
  • 888-Ve-Y-Vota (839-8682) Spanish
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) Arabic
  • 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683) American Sign Language (video call)
  • 888-796-VOTE Disability Rights Texas