To 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.
To apply for a ballot by mail, download and print the Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) by clicking here.
You may also request an application be mailed to you by clicking here.
Once you receive your application, follow the instructions below:
- Complete Sections 1 through 8.
- Sign and Date Section 9.
- If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
- If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
- Affix postage.
- If you printed the application, you must place it in your own envelope and add postage.
- If you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you: fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal, and add postage.
- Address and mail the completed application 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.
Remember, your application must be RECEIVED by your local Voting Clerk no later than February 23, 2018.
DO NOT send applications to the Secretary of State’s Office, as they will be rejected.