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Voting by Mail

What are the requirements for voting by mail?

To vote by mail in Texas, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
  • be 65 years or older;
  • be disabled;
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

If you do not meet one of the above qualifications, you will need to vote in person, either during the Early Voting period (October 22 - November 2) or on Election Day (November 6).

The last day to request an application for a ballot by mail in the November 6 General Election is October 26, 2018. To print an application for a mail ballot or submit a request online, go to the Secretary of State's website.

Mail-in ballots must be received by election officials no later than November 6.