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Mail-In Ballot

Texas Mail-In Ballot 101

If you’re unable to vote in person, follow these simple steps to submit a mail-in ballot.

Editor's Note: The dates in this blog were updated for the November 2019 Texas statewide elections. The original blog was published in October 2018.  

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Here’s everything you need to know about voting by mail in Texas.

Step 1

To vote early by mail, you must first complete an Application for Ballot by Mail. You can vote by mail by requesting an application here if you are:

  • 65 or over on Election Day

  • sick or disabled

  • out of your county of residence during early voting and Election Day, or
    in jail but otherwise eligible to vote

Step 2

You must fill out, sign, and submit your application to vote by mail to your county’s election office by Friday, Oct. 25. You can do so via email or by mail (deadline is received, not postmarked).

Step 3

You will then receive a mail ballot from your county’s election office. Once you receive your mail ballot and fill it out, it must be received by your county’s election office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 (Election Day).

Military Voters

If you are a military voter, here is everything you need to know about voting by mail.

Happy voting!