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Vote-By-Mail

If you have additional questions, call 844-TX-VOTES

Voting by mail is a secure and convenient way to vote in the upcoming 2020 elections.

You are now able to make a request for a Mail Ballot for the upcoming 2020 elections.


 

FAQs

    • Who is able to request a Mail Ballot?
      • Individuals 65 and over on Election Day
      • Individuals who are sick or have a disability
      • Individuals who are confined in jail
      • Individuals who will be outside of their county during Early Vote AND Election Day
    • What qualifies as a disability or physical condition?
      • While fear of COVID-19 by itself does not qualify, you can consider your current health conditions and health history in deciding whether you qualify to vote by mail because of disability or physical condition.
      • The decision to apply to vote by mail based on a disability or physical condition is your own (subject to a correct understanding of the law). Your county clerk has no responsibility to question or investigate your application unless you provide additional information explaining your specific disability or physical condition.
      • If your application to vote by mail has been questioned or rejected, call 844-TX-VOTES for assistance.
      • When is the deadline to request a Mail Ballot?
        • Your application requesting a Mail Ballot must be received by Friday, October 23.
      • When does my ballot need to be in by in order to be counted?
        • Send your ballot in as soon as possible. The absolute latest that your county can receive your ballot is 7pm on Election Day (if it’s not postmarked) or 5pm the day after Election Day (as long as it’s postmarked by 7pm on Election Day).
      • I’m helping a military or overseas voter. How can they get a ballot?
        • There are special provisions and deadlines to make voting easier for military personnel and overseas citizens. Get more information here.
      • I don’t have access to a printer, but I want to request a mail ballot. How can I apply?
        1. Complete the online application at txdem.co/vbmapp
        2. Copy the letter from page 2 of the PDF onto a sheet of paper, handwritten
        3. Sign and date the letter
        4. Mail the letter to your county’s Early Voting Clerk, whose information is on the first page of the PDF
    • I want to apply to vote by mail. Can I apply by email or fax?
      • Yes, you can, but you must also mail the original, hard copy of your application to the early clerk of your county.
      • First, complete the application at txdem.co/vbmapp, print it out, and sign it. (See below if you don’t have a printer.)
      • Email or fax a photo or scanned version of your application to the early voting clerk of your county by October 23. You can find the email address and fax number for your early voting clerk here.
      • Then, you must mail the original, hard copy of the application to your early voting clerk, and it must be received within four business days of your email/fax (October 29 if you emailed/faxed it on October 23). You can find the mailing address for your early voting clerk here.
    • What if I have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and it’s past the vote-by-mail deadline. What are my options to vote?
      • You can vote with what’s called a “late ballot.”
      • To apply for a late ballot, print out and complete the top section of this form, have a duly licensed physician, chiropractor, or accredited Christian Science practitioner complete the bottom section, and have a representative you select (who is at least 18 years old, not employed by or related to a candidate, and is not any other voter’s representative) submit the application form in person at the main early voting polling place in your county (call to verify where that is).
      • For the November 3 general election, you can submit a late ballot application based on illness anytime between October 31 and 5pm on Election Day.
      • The county elections official should provide the late ballot to your representative at the same time they submit your application, and then your representative must deliver the ballot to you to complete and seal.
      • The late ballot must be delivered by your representative to the main early voting polling place in your county no later than 7pm on Election Day.
    • I missed the vote by mail deadline, but it would be a challenge to get into the polling place to vote. What are my options?
      • Curbside voting may be an option for you. Explore that option more here.

     

To learn more about voting by mail, you can call us at 1-844-TX-VOTES or watch this video where Texas Democrats Primary Director Glen Maxey explains the process:

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