Frequently Asked Questions
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 photo identification. Acceptable Forms of Identification can be found here.
How do I register to vote or make a change to my registration in Victoria County?
The voter registration form to get registered or make any changes to your registration can be found here.
I turn 18 after the voter registration deadline, but before election day. Can I register and vote in the upcoming election?
Yes, 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 Voter Registration Application, print it, and mail it or drop it off 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:
I live in another county, can I vote in Victoria County?
- 65 years of age or older
- Disability (as defined in Texas Election Code 82.002(a), see instruction on reverse)
- Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
- Are expected to be absent from the county during the voting dates (must provide out of county address)
- Confinement in jail, but still eligible to vote
No, you need to vote in the county where you live.
I live in Victoria County but I'm registered to vote in another Texas county; can I vote in Victoria County?
Yes, if you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can vote in Victoria County on a Limited Ballot at the Elections Office at 2805 N. Navarro, Ste. 500, Victoria, TX. 77901 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 Victoria County. A person is allowed to vote in Victoria 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 voter registration in the previous county and will register you in Victoria County. A limited ballot may only
be voted on at the Victoria County Elections Office 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 provisional ballot?
A provisional ballot is used when a person presents themselves for voting but due to circumstances, it 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.