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Voters who wish to vote by mail must meet at least one of the four eligibility requirements listed below:
*Voters who are absent from the county because they are active duty military or because they reside overseas should complete a Federal Post Card Application. Visit EarlyVoting Ballot Board for more information
Submit an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Elections Department at any time during a calendar year (January 1st - December 31st) for any election held in that year, but no later than 11 days prior to any election for which you wish to receive a mail ballot. If the 11th day falls on a weekend or a legal state or national holiday, the deadline is the preceding business day.
NEW State Law: Your application must include your Texas Driver's License, Texas Personal Identification Number or Election Identification Certificate Number issued by the Department of Public Safety OR the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and the number that you use must be associated with your voter registration record. We recommend that you write in both numbers. Your ID number(s) will also need to be in the space provided on the carrier envelope (the return envelope included with your mail ballot). When the envelope is sealed they will be hidden by the flap.
Voters who are 65 or older and/or disabled have the option of applying for an Annual Ballot by Mail. If you select "All Elections This Year," you will receive ballots for all the elections in which you are eligible for the remainder of the calendar year, including any runoffs. Requests must be received prior to 11 days before an election to receive a ballot for that election. All annual applications expire December 31st.
Please carefully review the Application for Ballot by Mail, including the additional instructions on the back of the form, so that unnecessary delays are avoided.
If you wish to vote in a primary election, you must select a party so we can mail you the correct ballot. Your selection will not affect any election other than the primary or primary runoff of this calendar year.
Due to the high volume of applications we process, we are not able to send a personal response upon receipt. If your application is incomplete, we will send you a notice along with a new application. Some errors may be correctable online.
Ballots are mailed within seven calendar days after the application is received, or the date the ballots become available for mailing, whichever is later. Please be aware that mailing times have lengthened significantly in recent years. The sooner you submit your application (after January 1st) the sooner we can mail your ballot once they become available.
You can mail it back as soon as you've finished voting. Don't forget to write your ID number(s) in the space provided and sign the carrier envelope over the sealed flap!
Marked ballots must be received by 5 pm the day after Election Day as long as it is postmarked on or before Election Day. Marked ballots must be mailed to our office via the United States Postal Service or contract carrier (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.).
Voters who are returning their ballots from outside of the United States must have their ballots postmarked at or before 7 pm on Election Day, and the ballot must be received in our office no later than five days after the election (if the 5th day falls on a Sunday or legal state or national holiday, the ballot must be received by the next business day).
Per state law, a voter may hand-deliver his or her own ballot to our main office (301 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown) only on Election Day with a photo ID. We do not have a drop box.
You can surrender your mailed ballot to the polling site and then you will be given an in-person ballot.
The new carrier envelope has an optional spot for contact information which we strongly recommend you complete. If there's a problem with the information you provided (or didn’t provide) on your Carrier envelope, you'll be notified by phone, email or letter. Some issues you may be able to correct online, others will require your presence in our office.
If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please email Lorraine McKay at 512-943-1633.