High School Voter Registration

  • decorative photo about voter registration Did you know that the Texas Election Code (Sec. 13.046) automatically makes high school principals deputy voter registrars? That means high school students and employees can register to vote right at their campus.

    Twice a year, during the year students turn 18, the high schools distribute voter registration cards. This usually occurs during government class since most seniors take this course the year they turn 18. Additionally, voter registration cards are available any time in the high school principal's office. 

    Once the forms are completed, high school students and campus employees can either mail their registration forms or take them in person to the elections administrator in the county in which they live, or they can turn them in to the principal who will ensure delivery to the proper place. 

    You are eligible to register to vote if:

    • You are a United States citizen;
    • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
    • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
      Election Day.
    • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
    • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

    Learn more about registering and voting at: www.votetexas.gov