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How to apply for a Ballot by Mail


You must meet requirements: 

  • 65 years of age or older

  • Out of county during entire election period (including early voting, Oct 24-Nov 4, and election day, Nov 8)

  • Sick or disabled (based on voter’s say so; no proof required)

  • Expected to give birth within 3 weeks before or after election day

  • Eligible to vote but confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment

  • Overseas military & other overseas voters


If you received mail-in ballots last year, your application expired December 31, 2021 and you have to reapply to continue to vote by mail. 


Go to and print the Ballot by Mail application.

In section 2, we recommend you supply both TDL # and last 4 of SS number to avoid having your application rejected. In top section, include your phone and email, so elections official can contact you quickly if there’s a problem.


In section 6, elect “Annual application” if you qualify. Then you don’t have to reapply for the rest of the calendar year. In the next line, be sure to check Republican or Democrat for Primary Election ballot, and any resulting runoff. 


Remember, you can always change your mind, go to the polls, turn in your mail-in ballot, and vote in person.


Send the filled out application to your county’s election officer. In Travis County it is the Travis County Clerk, Elections Division, PO Box 149325, Austin, TX 78714. For a list of election officers in other counties, go to 

For the general election on Nov. 8, 2022 mail-in ballot applications must be received (not just postmarked) by Friday, Oct. 28 close of business. If short on time, you (not someone else) can hand deliver the application to Travis County Clerk - Elections Division, 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin by 5 PM on October 28.


If someone else assists you in filling out the application, they must fill out and sign the section at the bottom.


If you want to track your Ballot by Mail Application, click here:


If you have questions or want to report a problem, call the Voter Assistance Hotline at 844-TX-VOTES (844-898-6837).

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