As an officially designated Voter Friendly Campus, TLU is here to help you with the voting process.
2021 Deadlines & Election Dates
- May 1, 2021 - Uniform Election Day
- Last Day to Register to Vote: Thursday, April 1, 2021
- Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- Early Voting: April 19-27, 2021
- Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Saturday, May 1, 2021 (election day) at 7 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)
- Election Day: November 2, 2021 - Uniform Election Day
*These dates are subject to changes from the 2021 legislative session.
- Last Day to Register to Vote: Monday, October 4, 2021
- Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, October 22, 2021
- Early Voting: October 18-29, 2021
- Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Election Day) at 7 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Register?
Applications to register to vote in Guadalupe and Comal counties are available at the TLU Center for Servant Leadership, located in the Annex building next to Hahn Hall.
You can also register in person at your county Voter Registrar’s office. In most Texas counties, the Tax Assessor-Collector is also the Voter Registrar. In some counties, the County Clerk or Elections Administrator registers voters.
You can register by mail by obtaining an application from your county Voter Registrar’s office or pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools.
Get An Informal Online Application
You may fill out a voter registration application online, print it, sign it, and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence. You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, signed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar. Your County’s Voter Registrar will then process your application, and your registration becomes effective 30 days after it is submitted (and accepted) by the County Voter Registrar. The County Voter Registrar’s address can be found at the top of the online outputted voter registration application once you have submitted your information from the fill-in-the blanks screen.
What Type of ID do I Need to Register?
- Texas’ voter registration form asks for your Texas driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
- What type of ID do I need to vote?
- All voters will be asked for ID when voting in person. Check www.votetexas.gov for approved forms of ID.
How Can I Vote?
- Vote early by mail: In Texas, voters may only vote by mail if they will be away from their county on Election Day and during the in-person early voting period; are sick or disabled; are at least 65 years old on Election Day; or are confined in jail not serving a sentence for a felony. You may request an early ballot from the county elections office by mailing the official state form or the Federal Post Card Application.
- Vote early in person: Voters in Texas may vote early in person starting the 17th day before Election Day, October 17, 2020. The early voting period ends the 4th day before Election Day, November 3, 2020.
- Election day: Polls are open from 7:00am – 7:00pm.
Am I Already Registered?
Can’t remember if you’ve registered in the past? Visit the Am I Registered? Website that not only confirms whether you are registered or not, but will even allow you to search for your polling place location prior to an election. The service is easy to use. All you need is a Texas Driver’s license to get started. If you know that you have not registered to vote then please use the Informal Online Application service which is displayed below.
State-By-State Voting Guides
- Student Voting Rates