Are you new to Frisco and aren’t sure how to register to vote? Not a problem! This blog includes everything you need to get ready for the big day. Below we’ll cover how to register, where to get a voter registration application, and important links to help you navigate the process. In a few weeks we’ll follow up with a second blog on where and when to vote and voter identification requirements in the state of Texas.
How do I register to vote?
To register to vote in the State of Texas, you must fill out a voter registration application and mail the application to your county’s voter registrar 30 days before the election.
The last day to register to vote for the November 8 elections is October 11, 2022.
If you are unsure if you are registered to vote you can find out online at Am I Registered, opens a new window.
Where do I get an application?
There are multiple ways to receive a voter registration application. Here at the library, you can pick one up at the first floor Ask Us Desk.
The Texas Secretary of State offers an online informal form where you can fill out the form online and print the filled-out form to mail to your county’s voter registrar. That form can be found using this link: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml, opens a new window
Remember, the form must be mailed to your county’s voter registrar for the application to be processed. The mailing address for your county’s voter registrar will be listed on the completed form.
The Texas Secretary of State also provides some alternative options to receive a voter registration application that can be found using the same link above. The options will be located down at the bottom of the page.
Where do I get an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”)?
If you meet one of the following requirements, you can request an Application for Ballot by Mail:
- be 65 years or older
- be sick or disabled
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
- be expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible
Instructions for submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”) and a downloadable application can be found online at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml, opens a new window.
When mailing the completed ABBM be sure to address it to the Early Voting Clerk in your county. For the November 8 election, the last day your Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”) can be received by your Early Voting Clerk is Friday, October 28, 2022.
If an ABBM is faxed or emailed, then the original hard copy of the application MUST be mailed and received by the early voting clerk no later than the 4th business day of faxing or emailing your ABBM. You can look up your Early Voting Clerk’s office online at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/county.shtml, opens a new window.
Addresses of Collin and Denton County’s Early Voting Clerks:
Bruce R. Sherbet
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
Collin County Email Address, opens a new window
FAX: (972) 547-1914
701 Kimberly Dr. A101
Denton, TX 76201
P.O. Box 1720
FAX: (940) 349-3201
For more information, check out these links: