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 good old U S of A.
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:
- be a qualified voter as defined by Section 11.002 (below) on the day the person offers to vote;
- be a resident of the territory covered by the election for the office or measure on which the person desires to vote; and
- 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:
- is 18 years of age or older;
- is a United States citizen;
- has not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;
- is not a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any Probation or Parole);
- is a resident of this county; and
- is a registered voter.