Are you looking for information on how to vote in Denton County? Look no further!
We have your definitive guide to registering to vote in Denton County, where you will vote in Denton County, and what you will need to vote in Denton County.
First question: Am I registered to vote?
This is an excellent question for those new to Texas or Denton County. Our state, and our county in particular, have been subject to an enormous amount of growth in the past few years. Much of that growth can be directly attributed to the conservative leadership and stewardship of the Republican Party who has won every statewide office for more than 20 years!
I’M NEW TO TEXAS; WHERE DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?
Congratulations! We are so happy you have come to our great state! After you have moved into your new home, you’ll need to head to your local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain your Texas Driver’s License. You’ll see why that is important shortly. While there you can pick up a Voter Registration form and fill it out with the rest of the paper work.
You can also visit the Denton County Elections Administrator office or our Headquarters and become registered.
Elections Office: 701 Kimberly Drive – Denton TX 76208 Phone: 940-349-3200
DCRP HQ: 2921 Country Club Rd. #102 Denton, TX 76210 Phone: 940-383-4446
Another easy method is to fill out the online application available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.
Please note: “You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar” – SOS Website
If you need assistance in obtaining an application, please see the Secretary’s website for more options.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION?
I JUST MOVED TO DENTON COUNTY FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE STATE, AND WAS ALREADY REGISTERED. HOW DO I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION?
Welcome to one of the reddest counties in Texas! We are glad to have you. You will need to follow the methods listed above by either visiting the Denton County Elections Administrator office, or filling out the online application. You should receive your updated voter card within 30 days.
Please note: “If you are late to register in your new county, you may be able to vote a “limited” ballot on candidates or issues common between your old and new counties.” See VoteTexas.gov for other restrictions.
ALREADY REGISTERED IN DENTON COUNTY, BUT MOVED
I WAS ALREADY REGISTERED IN DENTON COUNTY, BUT MOVED WITHIN THE COUNTY. DO I NEED TO RE-REGISTER?
Not at all! You can flip over your existing card, and write your new address on the back and mail it to the Denton County Elections Administrator 701 Kimberly St, Denton, TX 76210. You can also see the top section of this page on VoteTexas.gov for other options.
AM I ALREADY REGISTERED?
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF I AM ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE?
That is very easy. Follow the link below to the Secretary of State’s website and provide the necessary information or check the Denton County Government website.
Second Question: What do I need to vote?
In order to maintain election integrity, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring a form of ID in order to vote in Texas elections. Many forms of ID are accepted when going to vote and are listed below. You may obtain a free Texas Election Identification Certificate if you are unable to afford another form of ID.
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS– FREE
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
If you are unsure about if your ID is a valid form, see the VoteTexas.gov website for more details and instructions.
Third Question: Where do I vote?
I LIKE TO VOTE EARLY. WHERE DO I VOTE?
You can vote anywhere within the county during the Early Voting period! There will be a location that is convenient to your home or work, and will often have a very short waiting time. Be sure to check our website or VoteDenton.com for early and election day voting locations, dates, and times.
WHERE DO I VOTE ON ELECTION DAY IN DENTON COUNTY?
On Election Day, you must vote in your voter precinct’s assigned polling location, which probably will be reasonably near your home. For the location of these polling sites, please check back for Election Day locations, dates, and times.
Fourth Question: How do I read my Denton County Voter registration card?
Take a look at our sample voter registration card. Yours will be filled out of course, but we’ll go through the categories.