Voter Qualifications

Even though this is the land of the free and the home of the brave, there are still rules we have to follow to be able to vote. Below is a listing of the qualifications and requirements for voting in the USA.

Section 11.001 Eligibility to vote. Except as otherwise provided by law, to be eligible to vote in an election in this state, a Person must:

  1. be a qualified voter as defined by Section 11.002 (below) on the day the person offers to vote;
  2. be a resident of the territory covered by the election for the office or measure on which the person desires to vote; and
  3. satisfy all other requirements for voting prescribed by law for the particular election.

Section 11.002 Qualified voter. A qualified voter means a person who:

  1. is 18 years of age or older;
  2. is a United States citizen;
  3. has not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;
  4. is not a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any Probation or Parole);
  5. is a resident of this county; and
  6. is a registered voter.