ORANGE COUNTY

  LOCATION:
206 Border Street Orange, Texas  77630

MAILING ADDRESS:
123 S. 6th Street
Orange, Texas  77630

ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Telephone: (409) 882-7973

 (888)868-3839

  Fax: (409) 670-4176

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register to vote?

  • You must be at least 17 years and ten months of age on the date your application is submitted.
  • Your application must be submitted 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.
  • Your spouse, parent, or child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a voter registration application for you.  The agent must be a qualified voter of the county or has submitted a voter registration application in their name.
  • Complete a voter registration application and mail it or take it in person to the voter registration office in Orange County.  You may request a voter registration application by using our online form.

Q.  Who is eligible to register in Orange County?

The state law requires that you must:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be a resident of Orange County;
  • Be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months of age);
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless your sentence is completed,including any probation or parole);
  • Not be declared mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court.

Q.  Where can I get a voter registration application?

Voter registration applications are available at our Orange office.  They are also available at the libraries, post offices, Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Department of Human Services.

You may obtain an application by

Q.  Is there a waiting period?

You may register to vote at any time.  Your application must be submitted 30-days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

Q.  What do I do if I have changed my address, but still live in Orange County?

Promptly notify the Orange County Voter Registrar in writing of your new address by:

  • Correcting the information on your current voter registration certificate and returning it to the voter registrar; or
  • Completing a voter registration application (contact the Orange County Voter Registrar or the Secretary of State's office for a form.)
  • Your spouse, parent of child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a voter registration form for you, provided that this person is a registered voter, or has applied for registration.
  • You will receive a new, corrected certificate.
  • You will be able to vote in your new precinct 30 days after your notice has been received.
  • Meanwhile:  you may vote a full ballot in your former precinct if your registration has not become effective in your new precinct.

Q.  What do I do if I moved to another county?

  • You must re-register.  Complete an application and mail it or take it in person to the voter registrar of your new county.
  • You will be registered 30 days after your application is submitted.
  • You will receive a new certificate.
  • You may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in your new county of residence for 90 days after moving if:
    1.  You were qualified to vote in your former county at the time you moved;
    2.  There is an election in the 90 days after you moved; and
    3.  Your registration in the new county is not yet effective.
  • If you vote a limited ballot, you may vote on all statewide offices and propositions and for all district offices, which are common to your new and former counties of residence.
  • You must apply for a limited ballot and vote by personal appearance with the early voting clerk conducting the election in your new county during the early voting period which generally begins on the 17th day and ends on the 4th day before an election, or by mail if you are already eligible to vote by mail.

Q.  What do I do if I change my name?

Promptly notify the voter registrar in writing of your new name by:

  • Correcting the information on your current voter registration certificate and returning it to the voter registrar; or
  • Completing a voter registration application (contact the Orange County Voter Registrar or the Secretary of State's office for a form.)
  • Your spouse, parent of child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a voter registration form for you, provided that this person is a registered voter, or has applied for registration.

Q.  What do I do if I lost my certificate?

Notify the voter registrar in writing or call, and by completing a voter registration application a new certificate will be issued to you.

 

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