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Voting by Mail

If you're eligible to vote by mail and choose to do so, you can follow these steps to make sure your vote counts.

Who is eligible to vote by mail in Texas? 

  • Any voter 65 years of age or older
  • Voters who are sick or disabled
  • Voters who will be out of the county on Election Day and through all of early voting
  • Voters who are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
  • Eligible voters who are confined in jail

Apply for your ballot by mail 

  • Voters 65 or older and voters with disabilities can file an "annual application" once a year covering all elections that year
  • Other voters eligible to vote by mail must apply for a ballot by mail one election at a time
  • Pick up your application at your County Elections Office, download and print it, or request one be mailed to you
  • Complete and sign your application. Your signature on your application must match how you will sign your ballot.
  • Attach postage and mail your application to the Early Voting Clerk in your county's elections office. 

Complete and return your ballot by mail

  • Ballots will be mailed 30-45 days before election day, or by 7 days after the office receives the application, whichever is later.
  • You will receive a green outer envelope, which will contain your ballot along with instructions, a white secrecy envelope, and a yellow or brown return envelope. You will need all of these items.
  • Complete your ballot using a blue or black pen, not a pencil.
  • Place your ballot in the white secrecy envelope and seal it. Then place the secrecy envelope inside the yellow or brown return envelope, and seal it.
  • Important: Sign where indicated across the flap of the return envelope. Sign the same way you did on your application to vote by mail.
  • Unless the return envelope says "no postage necessary," you will need to add a first-class stamp to mail it back. In some cases, you might need two stamps.
  • You can also hand-deliver your sealed return envelope to your local Elections Office during regular business hours. You will need to show a valid photo ID to do so.
  • Make sure the Elections Office receives your ballot on or before Election Day.

Check to confirm your ballot has been received

  • Go to your county Elections Office's website and look for "Early Voting Rosters." Search the rosters of early votes by mail to find your name.
  • You may also call your county Elections Office during regular business hours to confirm your ballot has been received.

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