Plan ahead - how to vote by mail in Texas

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will begin June 29, and of course there is a national election coming up on November 3, 2020.

Many may be worrying about going out to the polls during COVID-19. According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, you may vote by mail if:

  • you are 65 years or older;
  • you are disabled;
  • you will be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • you are confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

There are two ways to request a ballot by mail. You can either print the application for ballot by mail at this website, or click here to request that a ballot be sent to you.

However you receive the application, complete it and mail it to the Early Voting Clerk in your jurisdiction. In Bexar County the Early Voting Clerk is the Elections Administrator, and the mailing address is 

Jacque Callanen
Bexar County Elections Administrator
1103 S. Frio, Suite. 100
San Antonio, Texas 78207

To find the Early Voting Clerk/Elections Administrator in other Texas counties, check this page.

DO NOT mail the request to the Texas Secretary of State. It must be submitted to the Early Voting Clerk or Elections Administrator in the voter's county of residence.

Because of the danger of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, efforts are underway to expand voting by mail. The case is under appeal in the courts.