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Texas Election Code - Section 13.001. Eligibility For Registration

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§ 13.001. ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION. (a) To be eligible for registration as a voter in this state, a person must: (1) be 18 years of age or older; (2) be a United States citizen; (3) not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court; (4) not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: (A) fully discharged the person's sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (B) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and (5) be a resident of the county in which application for registration is made. (b) To be eligible to apply for registration, a person must, on the date the registration application is submitted to the registrar, be at least 17 years and 10 months of age and satisfy the requirements of Subsection (a) except for age. Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 54, § 23, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, § 6.02, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 916, § 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 850, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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