Voting By Mail

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USPSTo be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must: 

  • be 65 years or older; 
  • be disabled; 
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or 
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible. 

Instructions for obtaining and submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”):

  1. Print (PDF) the ABBM form OR submit an order nline and an ABBM will be mailed to you.
  2. Complete Sections 1 through 8.
  3. Sign and Date Section 9.
  4. If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
  5. If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
  6. Affix postage. 
    1. If you printed the application you must place it in your own envelope and add postage.
    2. If you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you – fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal and add postage.
  7. Address and mail the completed ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk in your county. You may also fax the application if a fax machine is available in the early voting clerk’s office.  You also have the option of submitting a scanned copy of the completed and signed application to the Early Voting Clerk via email. 
    1. The Early Voting Clerk is the County Clerk or Elections Administrator for your county
    2. Contact information, including fax numbers if available, and email addresses for the Early Voting Clerks are available on this website.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All voted mail ballots, except for mail ballots coming from overseas, must arrive at the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day;
  • On ELECTION DAY mail voters who choose the in-person delivery option will be required to provide an acceptable form of identification (TEC 63.0101).

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