Texas Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain the most information.


In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.


During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote but some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.


The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:

  • rights were extended to women (1920)

  • the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)

  • poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966) 

  • the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)

  • protection for language minorities (1975)

  • protection for people with disabilities (1982)

  • and simplified voter registration (1993).


Voting records may include:

  • name

  • physical description of person

  • age

  • gender

  • registration date

  • dates voted

  • residence

  • marital status

  • property ownership

  • occupation

  • place of birth

  • citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court



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Texas Voting Records online

Texas – Voting Registers – Texas, Special Voter Registration, 1867-1869, at FS

Texas – Voting Registers – Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869, at Anc$

Texas – Voting Registers – Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910, index & images, at FS

Texas – Voting Registers – United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874, at FS

Texas – Voting Registers – Internal revenue assessment lists for Texas, 1865-1866, at FS

Texas – Voting Registers – Texas county tax rolls, 1846-1910, at FS

Bexar County – Voting Registers – Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Voters Register, Mar. 1905, at FS

Cooke County – Voting Registers – List of Registered Voters, 1867-1869, at FS

Galveston County – Voting Registers – List of Registered Voters of Galveston County, Texas, 1867-1873, at FS

Galveston County – Voting Registers – Register of Voters in the City of Galveston, at FS

Hunt County – Voting Registers – List of Registered Voters, 1867-1872, Hunt County, Texas, at FS

Live Oak County – Voting Registers – Live Oak County, Texas Marriage Records, 1857-1926, at FS

Maverick County – Voting Registers – Deeds, Mortgages, and Patents, 1871-1936; Index, 1881-1923, at FS

Navarro County – Voting Registers – Texas, Navarro County, Voter Registers, 1867-1869, at FS

Newton County – Voting Registers – Book of Registered Voters and Licensed Physicians, 1869-1909, at FS

Newton County – Voting Registers – Election Returns, 1846-1866, at FS

Nueces County – Voting Registers – List of Registered Voters, 1867-1872, at FS

Polk County – Voting Registers – Registered Voters, 1867, at FS

Smith County – Voting Registers – Index to List of Registered Voters, 1867-1869; List of Registered Voters, 1872, at FS

Van Zandt County – Voting Registers – Reconstruction Records of Van Zandt County, Texas 1867-1874 : Voter Registration List 1867 Through 1869, Occupational Taxes 1869 Through 1874, Poll Taxes 1872, at FS



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