Application for a Ballot by Mail

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older;
  • being sick or disabled;
  • Be out of the county on Election Day and during the early voting period by personal appearance; or
  • she is expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

instructions for submitting an application for a ballot by mail (“abbm”):

  1. print (pdf) the abbm form
  2. or submit an order online and an abbm will be mailed to you.
  3. complete sections 1-4.
  4. Sign and date section 5.
  5. If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signing, that person must complete section 6.
  6. if someone helped you fill out the application or mailed it on your behalf, that person should complete section 6.
  7. fix postage.
    1. if you printed the application, you must put it in its own envelope and add postage.
    2. if you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you, fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal and add postage.
    1. The early voting clerk is your county clerk or elections administrator
    2. contact information, including mailing addresses, fax numbers if available, and the email addresses of the early voting clerks are available on this website.

    Note: Please do not mail, fax or email completed mail-in ballot applications to the Secretary of State’s office. To ensure timely receipt, please mail your completed ballot application to your county early voting clerk.

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    Military and overseas voters can use the regular registration and early voting by mail process available to all voters outside of their home county on Election Day. however, there are also special provisions for military and overseas voters.

    For more information, read the brochure on early voting in texas.

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