Voter Registration

Not sure you’re registered to vote?

Visit the Gregg County Election Website. Enter your first name, last name and date of birth to find out if you are eligible to vote.

Ways to register

  • Register in person at the Gregg County Courthouse, 101 E. Methvin, 1st floor, Room 112, Longview.
  • Click here to view, download or print out a Voter Registration Form. This is not an online registration form. It must be printed and mailed to the address provided. Call and ask for an application to be mailed to you. Call the Gregg County Elections Administration Office at 903-234-3146 or 903-236-8410.
  • Visit the Texas Secretary of State website for voter registration. Fill out the online application, print it and sign it. Then take it to Room 112, 1st floor, Gregg County Courthouse, or mail it to Elections Administration, P.O. Box 2827, Longview TX 75606.

Eligibility to register

To be eligible to register in Texas you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen
  • a resident of the county
  • 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months)
  • not a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law

Required identification

Voter ID Law in the state of Texas requires a voter to show a government-issued photo identification (ID) listed below, for voter qualification at the polling place:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS (This is not your voter registration card, which does not have a photo.) See below for requirements
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place.

Student IDs are NOT acceptable under current voter ID law. You may not use your student ID card to vote, even if you attend a state university or college. The Texas Republican legislature does not consider state-funded school IDs acceptable, but it does accept a concealed handgun license issued by the Texas DPS.

The name on your voter registration does not have to exactly match the name on your photo ID, but should be substantially similar. All other information must be the same, such as your address, birthday, etc.

If you have moved within or outside of your current county, you may have a problem at the polls, but it’s easy to fix. Click on this link for details: Voter Name or Address Change.

Allow 30 days to receive your new voter card. If you miss the 30-day deadline to change information on your voter registration certificate, you may vote in your former precinct as long as you still reside in the political subdivision conducting the election.

If you have a documented disability, you may apply at your Gregg County Elections Office for a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement.

Election ID Certificate

Get a free Election ID Certificate (EIC) at a DPS office by presenting your
Birth Certificate PLUS two of the following:

  • Social Security card
  • Voter registration card
  • School records
  • Medicare or Medicaid card
  • ID card issued by a government agency
  • Unexpired insurance policy
  • Expired Texas Drivers License or ID (If you have a current Texas DL or ID, you are not eligible for an EIC)

DPS Office Locations and Hours

Find an office near you by searching online at the Texas Department of Safety website.