Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Texas before November election

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-07 13:55:26-05

Tuesday marks the deadline to register to vote in the November general election in Texas.

Voters must submit their applications in person to a voter registrar or via mail that is postmarked no later than October 11.

According to McLennan County election administrator, Jared Goldsmith, roughly 153,000 people are registered to vote in McLennan County, which is the most the county has ever seen.

"Year over year, during the same elections cycles, we've been seeing an increase in voter participation, which is great," Goldsmith said.

Baylor political science professor Pat Flavin credits it to voters being more energized in recent elections.

"We seem to be trending in the right direction when it comes to voter turnout, even in a midterm election," Flavin said.

Flavin said he expects turnout to be relatively high in November, given the high-profile governor's race and voter attention on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

To check your voter registration status, visit the Texas Secretary of State's 'Am I Registered?' portal.

To download a voter registration application or to find your local voter registrar, visit the Vote Texas website.