Youth Democracy Committee
Increasing Youth Civic Engagement
We are thrilled to officially introduce the Youth Democracy Committee, a dedicated initiative aimed at fostering increased civic engagement among the youth of Dallas and advocating for the integrity of clean and transparent elections. In today's dynamic society, it is of paramount importance that young individuals recognize and exercise their civil liberties. We strongly encourage the youth of Dallas to embrace the opportunity they have today by actively participating in the democratic process, heading to the polls, and casting their votes. By doing so, they contribute to the shaping of a vibrant and inclusive civic community, ensuring a future where the voices of the younger generation play a pivotal role in the democratic landscape.
To apply, visit the Committee Applications page and scroll down until you find the Youth Democracy Committee. Our applications are rolling; you'll be notified 3-5 days after applying.
How to Register to Vote
1. Check Your Eligibility:
Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, including being a U.S. citizen, a Texas resident, and at least 18 on Election Day.
You can register at 17 years and 10 months.
You cannot be a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
You cannot be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.
2. Prepare Required Documents:
Have a valid form of identification, such as a Texas driver's license or personal identification card. If you don't have these, you can provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
3. Complete the Voter Registration Application:
Obtain a voter registration application form. You can get one from your local county election office, libraries, post offices, or download it from the Texas Secretary of State website. https://vrrequest.sos.state.tx.us/index.asp
The form can be completed online as well: https://vrapp.sos.state.tx.us/index.asp.
Fill out the form with accurate and complete information.
4. Submit the Application:
Mail the completed application to the county voter registrar's office. The address is available on the application form.
The application must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.
Once your application is processed and approved, you will receive a voter registration certificate by mail. This will include information about your polling place.
Remember that the voter registration deadline is typically 30 days before an election, so make sure to submit your application in a timely manner. The deadline to register for the Texas primary (aka "Super Tuesday") is February 5th.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact your county election office or visit the official Texas Secretary of State website for voter registration information.