Can I vote by mail in the state of Texas?

In the state of Texas, you can request an Application for Ballot by Mail if you are aged 65 or older, if you are sick or disabled, if you are confined to jail, or if you will be out of the county during the date of the election and any designated early voting dates. You can obtain an Application for Ballot by Mail from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office by calling at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683), or requesting it online at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections. You can also contact the Elections Administrator and request an Application for Ballot by Mail. Keep in mind, however, that your Application for Ballot by Mail must be received in the Office of the Early Voting Clerk by a designated deadline; in the case of the November 3, 2009 election, your Application for Ballot by Mail must be received no later than October 27, 2009.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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