Voting in Tarrant County, Texas

All About Registering, Finding Your Polling Location and Much More

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Voting in any type of election is an important way to voice your opinions about elected leaders and their policies. Whether you are new to an area or a longtime resident, registering to vote is easy. Information about voter registration, elections, polling places and more is available from the Tarrant County Elections Office.

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Confirm Your Eligibility

You are eligible to vote in Tarrant County if you are: 

  • a US citizen.
  • a resident of the county.
  • 18 years of age by election day (you may apply for registration at age 17 years, 10 months).
  • not a convicted felon, unless the sentence is completed, which includes any probation or parole.
  • not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

If you are unable to register, with your permission, your spouse, parent or child may complete and sign a voter registration application for you as your "agent," as long as that person is a registered voter or has applied for voter registration. 

All voters who register to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver’s license number or other personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

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Register to Vote

To register in Tarrant County, you will need to contact the Tarrant County Elections Office, located in Fort Worth, the county seat. Be sure that this is your county of residence; for instance, if you live in Dallas, you would register with the Dallas County Elections Department

According to the Tarrant County Elections Office, postage-paid voter registration applications for new registrations or updates are available by visiting or calling (817-831-8683) the Tarrant County Elections Center in Fort Worth. The forms are also available at all sub-courthouses, U.S. post offices, city halls, libraries and public assistance offices in Tarrant County.

Or you can go online to the Elections Office's Voter Registration page to view and print the Voter Registration Application. Complete the form on your computer and then print, sign and return the completed form. The completed application must be returned to the Elections Office in person or by mail to the address below. Completed applications must be returned or clearly postmarked by the 30th day before any election in which you wish to vote. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves forward to the next business day.

Print and return completed applications by mail or in person to:

Voter Registration
Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, TX 76111-3011

If, say, you got married and you need to change the name or address on your voter registration form, you can fill out a form online to update that information, as long as you still reside in the county where you're registered to vote. (If you have moved to a new county, you'll need to register again with that county using the Voter Registration Application.)  

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Find Your Polling Place

Once you are registered and have state and county Voter ID numbers, you can find your polling station for a specific election. First, go to the Elections page for Current Election Helpful Links. You will have two choices indicated in brown horizontal bars: election results or polling location lookup. Click on the second "polling location lookup" bar to find your polling place. (Polling places tend to be churches or civic locations like schools and fire stations.) 

Once on this page, a map of Tarrant County will open, and you'll see a Tarrant County Voter Lookup form in the upper right corner. Fill in your name and a Voter Information form will automatically open in this location with all your relevant voter data. In the middle of the form, you'll find a white dropdown bar between the Voter Information top section and the Election Information bottom section. It will list upcoming elections, and you will click on the one you want to vote in. 

Say you want to vote in the General Election. You'll click on "General Election," and your election information will automatically fill in for General Election voting, which will include your polling location at the bottom of the form, the address and the hours it will remain open on election day. In this section, you can also download a sample ballot.

When you see your election information, a little brown "Election Day" icon will also open on the map to indicate your polling place, repeating the address and hours of operation. Then just indulge in this benefit of democracy, and don't forget to bring an acceptable form of ​photo ID—you will need it to vote.

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Learn Election Results

Cumulative election results are posted starting at about 7 p.m. on election day. Early voting results are posted first (including early voting ballots cast in person and by mail). This report will then be updated approximately every 30-45 minutes beginning about 8:30 p.m. as election day polling places deliver their results to the counting stations. Be sure to refresh your browser to view results as they become available.

To check results, go to the Elections page with Current Election Helpful Links. Click on the first brown bar for the "Results" of a specific election. This will take you to an election results page. Under the first tab for "Summary," you can find unofficial or official results and voting by precinct. Under the next two tabs, you'll see the status of the precincts reporting and voter turnout by precinct. 

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Contact the Elections Office

Information about voter registration, elections, polling places and more is available from the Tarrant County Elections Office. The Tarrant County Elections Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at:

Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, TX 76111-3011

Phone number: 817-831-8683

You can check the status of your registration or obtain any voter registration or elections information by visiting the Elections Office's Voter Lookup map online and typing in your name. If you are officially registered, all your voter information will automatically fill in a form. You can also check your status by calling the Elections Office. 

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