Each year, US citizens have the opportunity to exercise their rights by voting in federal, state, and local races. Fort Bend County Elections Administrator conducts these elections, along with elections for other governmental entities that may contract with the County for election services.
REGISTER TO VOTE:
Find out if you’re registered to vote here.
Learn how to register for future elections here.
Update your name and/or address online here.
You may update your name and/or address online if you still live in the county in which you are currently registered to vote.
If you have moved to a new county, it is necessary to re-register by submitting a Voter Registration Application.
Online name and/or address changes must be submitted by the 30th day before any election in which you desire to vote.
HOW TO VOTE:
VOTE BY MAIL:
Registered Voters can cast their ballots by mail if:
They are at least 65 years old
They will be out of Fort Bend County during the Early Voting period and on Election Day
They are sick or disabled or if they are incarcerated but eligible to vote.
Ballots received on the day after an election must be clearly postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 5:00PM the following day. Voted ballots mailed from outside the United States may be counted if clearly postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Elections Administrator not later than the fifth day after Election Day.
For more information on voting click here .
In most elections, the Early Voting period begins 15 days prior to Election Day & ends 4 days prior to Election Day.
During Early Voting you may cast a ballot at any site in Fort Bend County.
Not all sites are open the same hours so it is important to check the Early Voting Schedule for each election.
Fort Bend County voters may cast their ballot at polling locations throughout the county on Election Day
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE IN PERSON IN ALL TEXAS ELECTIONS. Those voting in person, whether voting early or on Election Day, will be required to present a photo identification or an alternative identification allowed by law.
WHEN TO VOTE:
Local elections are held at the same time as either the presidential, midterm, or off-year elections.
Texas gubernatorial elections are held every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and do not coincide with the presidential elections.
Texas Senate elections are held every four years on the same date as gubernatorial elections.
Texas House elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Federal elections occur every two years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Every member of the House of Representatives and about one-third of the Senate is up for reelection in any given election year.
A presidential election is held every fourth year.
LIMITED BALLOTS: Voters who have recently moved to Fort Bend County and have not yet registered to vote may be eligible to cast a Limited Ballot during the Early Voting period. To be eligible a person, must be a resident of Fort Bend County, and must be a registered voter of another Texas County If you meet these criteria, you may be able to receive a ballot for and statewide contests, or any contests common to where you are registered and your current residence.
NOTE: Limited Ballots are only available during the Early Voting period & only at the County Election Office in Rosenberg.
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS: Voters who are registered in Fort Bend County but are residing overseas as well as members of the military and their dependents may always use the state registration and ballot by mail application. In addition, a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) may be used by the following persons:
Active duty military, spouses and dependents voting from outside Fort Bend County
U.S. Citizens (nonmilitary) temporarily overseas and away from Fort Bend County
U.S. Citizens (nonmilitary) permanently overseas who used to reside in Fort Bend County
Ballots may vary based on your location so for details on your specific ballot click here.
Find out how many registered voters are in each voting precinct here.
This information is provided for the entire county as well as most political subdivisions within the county such as cities, school districts, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), and Levee Improvement Districts (LIDs).
Please note that the polling places shown in this report are the polling places used for county elections. Other political subdivisions may use a different polling place(s) than those shown in this report.