Texas Election Code - Section 13.143. Effective Date Of Registration; Period Of Effectiveness
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§ 13.143. EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGISTRATION; PERIOD OF
EFFECTIVENESS. (a) Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (e),
if an applicant's registration application is approved, the
registration becomes effective on the 30th day after the date the
application is submitted to the registrar or on the date the
applicant becomes 18 years of age, whichever is later.
(b) A registration is effective for purposes of early voting
if it will be effective on election day.
(c) A registration is effective until canceled under this
(d) For purposes of determining the effective date of a
registration, an application submitted by mail is considered to be
submitted to the registrar on the date it is placed with postage
prepaid and properly addressed in the United States mail. The date
indicated by the post office cancellation mark is considered to be
the date the application was placed in the mail unless proven
(e) If the 30th day before the date of an election is a
Saturday, Sunday, or legal state or national holiday, an
application is considered to be timely if it is submitted to the
registrar on or before the next regular business day.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 416, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts
1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, § 2.31; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554,
§ 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 916, § 6,
eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 454, § 4, eff.
Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1349, § 5, eff. Sept. 1,
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