Am I required to have my voter registration card to vote?
No, you do not need your voter registration card to vote. However, you must provide some form of identification. See the acceptable forms of identification.
I turn 18 after the voter registration deadline, but before Election Day. Can I register and vote in the election?
You can register up to 60 days before you turn 18. You must submit your Voter Registration Application 30 days prior to election day.
Can I transfer my voter registration from my old county?
No, you must complete a new Voter Registration Application each time you move from one county to another.
How do I request a replacement voter registration card?
To request a replacement card, fill out the Request for Replacement Voter Registration Card, print it, and mail it to the Elections Administrator’s office.
Can I vote by mail?
You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter who is:
- 65 years of age or older
- out of the county during the entire election (must provide out of county address)
- sick or disabled
- confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
Voting by Mail information is available.
I live in another county, can I vote in Bastrop County?
No, you need to vote in the county where you live.
I live in Bastrop County but I'm registered to vote in another Texas County; can I vote in Bastrop County?
Yes, if you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can vote in Bastrop County on a Limited Ballot at the main Early Voting polling location which is located at 804 Pecan St., Bastrop, Texas 78602 and only during the Early Voting period.
What is a Limited Ballot?
A limited ballot is used when someone is currently registered to vote in another Texas county but has moved to another county. A person is allowed to vote in their new county, but is limited to vote only on the candidates/issues that would have also been on their previous county’s ballot. This will cancel your registration in the previous county and registers you in the current county. A limited ballot may only be voted on at the main Early Voting location and during the Early Voting period.
Can I bring my sample ballot to the polls?
Yes, you can bring any material with you, but please remember to take it with you when you leave the voting station.
What is a Povisional Ballot?
A provisional ballot is used when a person presents themselves for voting but due to circumstances, cannot be quickly verified as a qualified voter. It allows the person to vote and gives the Voter Registration office time after the election to verify if the person is eligible to vote. If they are not eligible to vote, it will register them as a voter and they will be ready for the next election.
Will my vote count if I vote a Provisional Ballot?
That will be determined by the Early Voting Ballot Board (EVBB). After the election, the information from the Provisional Voter Affidavit will be looked up by the Voter Registration Office. Depending on 1) the reason you voted by provisional ballot and 2) the outcome of the research by the Voter Registration office, the EVBB will make the decision to count the vote or not. Regardless of the outcome, you will be notified by mail.
Additional FAQs are provided by the Secretary of State’s office.
Still not finding the answer to your question?
Contact the Bastrop County Elections Department.