Voter Qualifications

are-you-a-us-citizen-form-300Even 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:

  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.