Who Can Vote?

You must be registered no later than 30 days prior to an election to be permitted to vote.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a United States citizen residing in Texas and are (or will be): 

· Legally registered to vote in Texas 
· At least 18 years old on Election Day
· Not a convicted felon (NOTE: Voting rights are restored when felony sentence, 
  probation and parole are completed.)
· Not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

For information on registering to vote in Smith County, click here and select the "Voter Registration" tab.

---> Rules for Student Voting Absentee - Click Here.

​​Required Identification for Voting in Person

When Are the Elections This Year?

​The next Election Day will be November 6, 2018.

To see a sample ballot for this election, click here and click on the "Sample Ballots" tab on the web page.

Where Do I Vote?

Starting with the March 1, 2016 primary elections, Smith County residents can vote at ANY official polling place in the county.  (In the past, each precinct had their own designated polling place.  This is no longer the case.)

Click here to see the list of Smith County poll locations and click on the "Election Day Locations".

· For information about Voting By Mail, Click Here

Early Voting for this Election will be March 16-26, 2016.
 Click here for times and locations for early voting and click the "Early Voting" tab on that web page.

You may contact the Democratic Party any time by telephone (903-593-7061) for help if you are not sure when or where to vote.

Request an Application for a Ballot By Mail: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrrequest/bbm.asp
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:

  • be 65 years or older;
  • be disabled;
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.​
    ​Once the application is completed, mail it to:
    Smith County Elections Administration
    Attn: Joanna Stanfield 
    302 E. Ferguson
    Tyler, Texas 75702


The Next Election - November 5, 2019

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

Municipal Election  ​May 4, 2019: Congratulations Dr. Shirley McKellar, Tyler City Council District 3

Check your voter registration status here: 

Get a new voter registration application mailed to you. (Texas dose not permit online voter registration without an original physical signature on an application.)


Past Election Information

Click Here for Smith County election returns

Click Here for Texas Secretary of State election information (all counties, including prior years)

Click Here for 2014 NY Times national election returns (Their county-by-county maps are great!)

Link to Google Maps

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Smith County ​Democratic Party

Where Can I Register to Vote?

· Smith County Voter Registration Desk 
200 E. Ferguson, Tyler, TX 75702 (5th Floor, Courthouse Annex)
903-590-4777 – Karen Nelson, Elections Administrator

· Smith County Democratic Party 
Several Deputy Voter Registrars are available to help you register. 
Call 903-593-7061 or Click Here to send an e-mail request for assistance

· Not sure if you are already registered to vote?  
Click here to go to the Texas Secretary of State Voter Registration Website for a handy online tool to help you verify that you are registered.