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Yes, this is new legislation but other information can included in place of the TDL# (such as the last four digits of a social security number).
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You are eligible to register and vote if you are: A) a citizen of the United States, B)a resident of Hidalgo County, C) at least 17 years and 10 months of age and you must be 18 years of age by election day, D) not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law. E) not a convicted felon, if so convicted you have: 1) fully discharged your sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or, 2) been pardoned or otherwise release from the resulting disability to vote.
Hidalgo County Elections Department 101 S. 10th Ave, Edinburg, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety Offices (DPS)Public LibrariesAdditionally, you may obtain an application by calling the Voter Registration Office at (956)318-2570
Please note that you may contact your county voter registrar’s office to obtain a replacement registration certificate. You may call (956)318-2570.
A volunteer deputy registrar may accept applications for voter registration from residents of Hidalgo County who are not already registered to vote. A volunteer deputy registrar may accept change forms from registered voters who wish to change information on their voter registration certificates. A volunteer deputy registrar may hand out applications for requesting replacements for missing voter registration certificates. A volunteer deputy registrar may assist persons in filling out forms. A volunteer deputy registrar may fill out the application of change form for anyone who requests assistance if the person cannot read or has a physical disability.
The phone numbers of the of parties are, Republicans: 956-803-0111 , Democrats: 956-250-4739. The candidates file with the party and therefore can provide their campaign headquarters' phone number. If those numbers do not work, dial (1411) for information as the Elections Office does not carry contact numbers for candidates.
Are you registered in another county? When did you move? Otherwise, you can fill out a VR card to register you for the next election. A provisional ballot can also be offered but will not be counted if you are not registered.
The voter certificate will take 2 weeks to 30 days or you can retrieve a certified copy of your records by coming to the office. We need something in writing requesting us to mail you a replacement card. If you come in, we can give you a letter certifying your voter registration for 15 cents per page. However, we can't guarantee that the custom officials will allow you to use the letter as a form of ID. Since 9/11/2001, it is no longer accepted as part of Homeland Security procedures.