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:
- Print an application Fill out then mail in signed form to your elections official.
- (If you send an application to Vote by Mail by fax or email, it must also be mailed to your county voter registration office within four business days.)
- Call your county election official for an application
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 (ex. students living away at school.)
- is in jail
Tips for filling out the application
- Avoid any confusion by election officials and sign both your application and ballot in the same way.
- Have ballot mailed to the address where you actually are.
- Write your contact information in case there is a problem with your application.
- Mark the annual box for voters 65 years of age or older voters with a disability
- 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.
- Students living away at school check “address outside the county” box.
- Write the dates you are out of the county where you are registered. For example, dates away at school.
The vote by mail BALLOT must be at your county election office by election day
Resources: Texas Secretary of State