Are you looking for information on how to vote in Collin County? Look no further! We have your definitive guide to registering to vote in Collin County, locations to vote in Collin County, and what you will need to vote in Collin County.

First question: Am I registered to vote?

This is an excellent question for those new to Texas, or Collin County. Our state, and our county in particular, have been subject to an enormous amount of growth in the past few years. Much of that growth can be directly attributed to the conservative leadership, and stewardship of the Republican Party who has won every statewide office for more than twenty years!

I’M NEW TO TEXAS, WHERE DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

Congratulations, we are so lucky to have you come to our great state! After you have moved into your new place, you’ll need to head to your local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain your Texas Driver’s License. You’ll see why that is important shortly. While there you can pick up a Voter Registration form and fill it out with the rest of the paper work.

You can also visit the Collin County Elections Administrator office.

Bruce Sherbet

2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
McKinney 75069
Phone: (972) 547-1990
Fax: (972) 547-1914

Another easy method is to fill out the online application available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

Please note: “You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar” – SOS Website

If you need assistance in obtaining an application, please see the Secretary’s website for more options.

I JUST MOVED TO COLLIN COUNTY FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE STATE, AND WAS ALREADY REGISTERED. HOW DO I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION?

Welcome to the reddest county in Texas! We are glad to have you. You will need to follow the methods listed above by either visiting the Collin County Elections Administrator office, or filling out the online application. You will receive your updated form within 30 days.

Please note: “If you are late to register in your new county, you may be able to vote a “limited” ballot on candidates or issues common between your old and new counties.” See VoteTexas.gov for other restrictions.

I WAS ALREADY REGISTERED IN COLLIN COUNTY, BUT MOVED WITHIN THE COUNTY. DO I NEED TO REREGISTER?

Not at all! You can flip over your existing card, and write your new address on the back and mail it to the Collin County Elections Administrator (address above). You can also see the top section of this page on VoteTexas.gov for other options.

I HAVE MOVED TO ANOTHER COUNTY, BUT DID NOT UPDATE MY VOTER REGISTRATION IN TIME FOR THE ELECTION. CAN I VOTE IN COLLIN COUNTY?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to vote in Collin County in the election you appeared to vote in. You will be instructed to attend your designated polling location in the county you now live in to vote provisionally. The best way to avoid this scenario is to update your voter registration immediately when you move into a new county. If you are unsure if you are registered in your county, or registered at all, make sure you complete this process 30 days before any election you plan to vote in.

I THINK I AM ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE. HOW DO I FIND OUT?

That is very easy. Follow this link to the Secretary of State’s website and provide the necessary information or check the Collin County Government website.

Check your Collin County Voter Registration

Second Question: What do I need to vote?

In order to maintain election integrity, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring a form of ID in order to vote in Texas elections. Many forms of ID are accepted when going to vote. You may obtain a free Texas Election Identification Certificate if you are unable to afford another form of ID.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • 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

Below is a list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter cannot obtain, and has a reasonable impediment or difficulty to obtaining one of the forms of acceptable photo ID:

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

After presenting a supporting form of ID, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

If you are unsure about if your ID is a valid form, see the VoteTexas.gov website for more details and instructions.

Third Question: Where do I vote?

I LIKE TO VOTE EARLY. WHERE DO I VOTE?

You can vote anywhere within the county! There will be a location that is convenient to your home or work, and will often have a very short waiting time. Be sure to check back for early voting locations, dates, and times.

WHERE DO I VOTE ON ELECTION DAY IN COLLIN COUNTY?

Collin County now uses what are called Voting Centers, which permit you to vote anywhere they are located in the County. They are like early voting locations, only there are more of them. For the location of these Voting Centers, please check back for election day locations, dates, and times.

Fourth Question: How do I read my Collin County Voter registration card?

Collin County Elections Info Voter Registration Card

Take a look at our sample voter registration card. These cards are issued by the Collin County Voter Registrar every two years, and they will have a different color background than the picture shown. Your voter registration card will expire every two years, that is why you are mailed a new one. If you fail to receive one of these cards, check with Collin County Elections to make sure your registration and address information are up to date.

VUID

This is your unique 10 digit voter ID number.

PREC. NO.

Collin County is, like every other county in Texas, organized by precincts. This is your precinct number. You have a Republican Party Precinct Chair, who can be found on our website. If there is not a precinct chair in your precinct and you would like to find out how to become one, please go fill out our Volunteer form and we will be in touch with you.

VALID FROM – THRU

This is the date that you are registered to vote. Make sure this date is valid before any election. You will not be allowed to cast a normal ballot in an election if your valid date is after the election date. You will be allowed to vote provisionally. The best way to avoid this issue, is to make sure you are registered to vote 30 days before any election you wish to vote in.

CONGRESS

This is your Representative to the United States Congress. Find out who represents you in Congress.

STATE SENATE

This is your representative to the Texas Senate. Find out who represents you in the Texas Senate.

STATE REP.

This is your representative to the Texas House of Representatives. Find out who represents you in the Texas House of Representatives.

COM

This is your commissioner to the Collin County Commissioner’s Court. Find out who represents you on the Commissioner’s Court.

J.P.

This is your local Justice of the Peace. Find out who is your local Justice of the Peace.

CITY/CITY DIST.

This is your city, and city council district. Check your city’s website for more information on your district.

ISD/ISD DIST.

This is the information for your Independent School District you live within. You might live in a different district than your city name. Please check your district’s website for more information.

SBOE

This is your State Board of Education district. Find out who represents you on the SBOE.