Texas Election Code

Sec. § 11.002
Qualified Voter


In this code, “qualified voter” means a person who:


is 18 years of age or older;


is a United States citizen;


has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:


totally mentally incapacitated; or


partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;


has not been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, has:


fully discharged the person’s sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or


been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;


is a resident of this state; and


is a registered voter.


For purposes of Subsection (a)(4), a person is not considered to have been finally convicted of an offense for which the criminal proceedings are deferred without an adjudication of guilt.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 54, Sec. 23, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 6.01, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 916, Sec. 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 850, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 614 (H.B. 417), Sec. 22, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 744 (H.B. 1226), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.

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