It’s no secret we have a big election coming up on November 4, 2014. If you plan to vote absentee, or what Texas calls “early voting by mail,” then you need to get your application done ASAP. Early voting for this election runs October 20 – October 31.
You may vote absentee in Texas if you are:
- 65 years or older;
- going to be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- confined in jail, but otherwise eligible
You can start applying for an early voting ballot up to 60 days before the election. The last day to apply for this election is October 24. You can download and complete the Texas application for an absentee ballot and then mail, fax, or hand-deliver your completed application to your County Clerk. If you opt to hand-deliver your application, it must be delivered before the start of the early voting period (prior to October 20 in this case). Once early voting has started, absentee ballot applications will only be accepted by mail, common or contract carrier, or by fax.
If you are unsure if your voter registration is in order, you can verify your information here. You can search by your driver’s license number, your unique voter identification number or your first and last name. If you find you need to register, you can do so on that site as well.
Let your voice be heard! Vote by mail, vote early, or vote on November 4.
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