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EARLY VOTING IN TEXAS



THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO VOTE EARLY IN TEXAS

 

1. Early Voting in person-

Early voting in person may be easier than you think. You don't have to stand in long lines on Election Day. Registered voters may vote early at a location convenient to them within their political subdivision. Early voting in person generally starts 17 days before each election and ends 4 days before each election. Early voting for the May uniform election date begins 12 days before the election and ends on the 4th day before the election. If you can drive or if you have a friend or relative who can drive you, you don't even have to get out of the car. Call ahead to notify the early voting clerk that you want to vote from your car. This procedure is called "curbside voting" and is available to any voter who has difficulty walking or standing for long periods. The election official will bring your ballot to your car outside the polling place. Curbside voting is available during early voting and on Election Day. State and Federal law requires all early and Election Day polling locations to be physically accessible to voters with disabilities. Call your election official for information on your particular voting sites.

2. Early Voting by mail-

You may vote early by mail if you are:

  • going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
  • sick or disabled;
  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
  • confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

A request for application for ballot by mail must be submitted to the early voting clerk during the current calendar year and before the close of business on the 9th day before Election Day. If the 9th day is a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday.

If you are voting early by mail, you must send your application by:

  • regular mail;
  • common or contract carrier; or
  • FAX (if a FAX machine is available to the early voting clerk and if you are submitting your application from outside the county).

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