Vote by Mail

Mail truck

Who can vote by mail in Texas?

  • Over 65
  • sick or disabled
  • out of the county on election day or early voting,
  • in jail but otherwise eligible to vote

To obtain an application to vote by mail:

Fill out the vote by mail application once a year if the voter 

  • Is Over 65
  • Is sick or disabled
  • Checks the annual application

Fill out the vote by mail application for each election if the voter

  • will be out of the county or is in jail 

Tips for filling out the application

  • Section 3: Have ballot mailed to the address where you actually are.
  • Section 4: Write your contact information in case there is a problem with your application.
  • Section 6a: Mark the annual box for voters 65 years of age or older voters with a disability 
  • Section 6a & 6b:  Mark the election you will be voting in. If it is the Primary Election then check the Democratic Primary or the Republican Primary. Check the “any resulting runoff” to automatically receive a ballot.
  • Section 7: Students living away at school check “address outside the county” box.
  • Section 8: Write the dates you are out of the county where you are registered. For example, dates away at school.

Dates the application to vote by mail is due for each election

The vote by mail BALLOT must be at your county election office by election day

Resources: Texas Secretary of State