IMPORTANT NOTE: An annual application for a ballot by mail should be submitted in the calendar year for which the applicant wishes to receive ballots.
A Ballot by Mail Application is required to receive a ballot for the election. When calling to request an application by phone, remember to allow enough time for the application to be mailed to you and returned in order to be in the office by the deadline. (must be received by the date, not postmarked)
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
- be 65 years or older; or
- be disabled; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible; or
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance.
In order to claim number 4 as the reason for voting by mail, a voter must expect to be absent from the county on election day and during the period of early voting by personal appearance or for the remainder of the period after their application is submitted. The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county. If the application is submitted after early voting in person has begun, the application must be submitted to the early voting clerk from an address or by a fax number outside the county.
Voters are reminded that both during early voting and on Election Day, if they are physically unable to enter the poll, they may be voted curbside. If the voter wishes to vote curbside during early voting, it would be helpful for them to call the Election Office at 659-6541 to advise the office that they wish to vote in this manner.
The application below is in PDF format. If needed a free PDF viewer can be downloaded here.
An application must be submitted to the early voting clerk by:
- Common or contract carrier
- Telephonic facsimile machine, if a machine is available in the clerk’s office (325-657-9226) or
- Electronic transmission of a scanned application containing an original signature (email:firstname.lastname@example.org).