How to register to vote
If you need to register to vote in central Texas, be aware that procedures vary slightly from one county to another. For Travis County, there is more information below that describes how to register and how to become certified to register people to vote. For other counties in the central Texas area, please visit our Voter Information page for links to resources in your county.
Travis County has a unique and easy way to register to vote. You simply text the word “Register” to 48683 and the County Voter Registrar will mail you a free postage-paid voter application, which you fill out and return. Because of the mail turn-around time required, the last day you can do this and be registered in time to vote in the next election is around October 1.
Of course, there are other, more traditional ways to register to vote in Travis County that are described here.
How to volunteer to help others register to vote
Many of the members of the League of Women Voters are Volunteer Deputy Registrars (VDRs). If you want to be trained and authorized to be a VDR in Travis County, it is really quite simple. Every month there are four opportunities to attend a one-hour training session to become a VDR. The summary of where and when these training sessions are held is below. More details can be found here.
First Tuesday of every month
starting at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 6:30 pm
Travis County Voter Registrar’s office
5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Second Saturday of every month
starting at 10:00 am
First Unitarian Universalist Church
4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, TX 78756
Click here to sign up for a Saturday session:
(Sign up to get deputized to do voter registration)
For other counties in the central Texas area, please visit our Voter Information page for links to resources in your county.