Voting by Mail | Smith County, TX


Ballot-by-Mail Information Pamphlets are available in English and Spanish. This brochure provides quick and easy steps for voters who vote by mail. English: Spanish:

eligibility To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas, you must apply for a mail-in ballot application and:

  • be 65 years of age or older (eligible to apply for an annual mail-in ballot);
  • disabled (eligible to apply for an annual mail-in ballot);
  • are Expect to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day;
  • Be out of the county on Election Day and during the early voting period by personal appearance; or
  • being confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment, but otherwise eligible.


  • Regular Mail Ballot Applications for Age 65+ or Disabled Groups apply only to the election for which the application was filed.
  • Annual Applications They are valid for one calendar year and only available to 65+ and disabled voters.
  • If you’re in the military or an overseas citizen, get a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). these applications remain in effect during a federal election, so it is important that you update your mailing address with the county.

Please note additional information regarding applications for ballots by mail:

  • A mail-in ballot application may also be obtained online
  • A mail-in ballot application may also be obtained by contacting our office at (903) 590-4777 or by email to request that an application be mailed to you.
  • our office can only mail an application to the individual applicant. The application cannot be requested by a family member or friend (Texas Election Code Section 276.016).
  • As a last resort, you may request that a ballot-by-mail application be sent to you
  • an application for a ballot by mail can be submitted beginning January 1 of the calendar year in which the election is held.
  • once the application is complete, mail it to: administration County Election Clerk Attn: Early Voting Clerk 302 mi. ferguson street tyler, texas 75702
  • applications for vote-by-mail ballots must be submitted to the early voting clerk by the close of business on the 11th day prior to election day. if the 11th is a weekend, the last day to apply is the previous Friday.
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ballot by mail information:

  • We mail ballots 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • mail-in ballots can be returned to our office by mail as soon as the voter receives their ballot.
  • hand-delivered mail-in ballots can only be accepted in our office on election day; be accepted elsewhere.
  • hand-delivered mail-in ballots may only be delivered by the individual voter; they cannot be delivered by any other individual or party.
  • the ballot is returned in a shipping envelope. this carrier envelope must be filled out by the voter or the voter’s assistant.
  • The secretary of state now offers a way to track his ballot. to track his ballot, he must provide personally identifiable information. if you would like to track your ballot, he can call our office at 903-590-4777 or click here.

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