Current Rules for voting by mail:
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
- be 65 years or older;
- be disabled;
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Full instructions here: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml
The Texas Supreme Court issued a stay Friday evening to keep county election officials from allowing voters who are afraid of catching coronavirus to vote by mail. Stay tuned for more updates, TX Supreme Court is set to hear the case on May 20th. Read full article on CNN.
As reported today in the Texas Tribune, the 14th Court of Appeals of Texas ruled “susceptibility to the coronavirus counts as a disability under state election law and is a legally valid reason for voters to request absentee ballots.”
How to request an absentee ballot (vote by mail)
Information taken from the Texas Secretary of State website.
To request your mail in ballot, follow the steps below:
- Download this PDF from the Texas Secretary of State website.
- Complete Sections 1 through 8.
- For section 5: Risk of exposure to COVID-19 NO LONGER counts as a disability in TX (for now, due to the ruling of the TX Supreme Court on 5/15/2020)
- Sign and Date Section 10.
- If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
- If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
- Fold application and put in a stamped envelope.
- Address and mail the completed ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk in your county. You may also fax the application if a fax machine is available in the early voting clerk’s office.
You also have the option of submitting a scanned copy of the completed and signed application to the Early Voting Clerk via email. If an ABBM is faxed or emailed, then the original, hard copy of the application MUST be mailed and received by the early voting clerk no later than the 4th business day.
Early Voting Clerk addresses for North Texas counties
Need another county? See the full list here.
DALLAS COUNTY Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole 1520 Round Table Drive, Dallas 75247 [email protected] (469) 627-8683 FAX: (214) 819-6301 DENTON COUNTY Elections Administrator Frank Phillips 701 Kimberly Dr. A101 Denton, TX 76201 P.O. Box 1720, Denton 76202 [email protected] (940) 349-3200 FAX: (940) 349-3201 TARRANT COUNTY Elections Administrator Heider Garcia 2700 Premier Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111 P.O. Box 961011, Fort Worth, TX 76161 [email protected] (817) 831-8683 FAX: (817) 831-6475 COLLIN COUNTY Elections Administrator Bruce R. Sherbet 2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102, McKinney 75069 [email protected] (972) 547-1990 FAX: (972) 547-1914 WISE COUNTY Elections Administrator Sabra Srader 101 North Trinity Street, Decatur, TX 76234 P.O. Box 1597, Decatur 76234 [email protected] (940) 626-4453 FAX: (940) 626-4283 PARKER COUNTY Elections Administrator Don Markum 1112 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford 76086 [email protected] (817) 598-6185 FAX: (817) 598-6183 JOHNSON COUNTY Elections Administrator Patty Bourgeois 103 S. Walnut St., Cleburne, Texas 76033 P.O. Box 895, Cleburne 76033-0895 [email protected] (817) 556-6197 FAX: (817) 556-6048 KAUFMAN COUNTY Tax Assessor-Collector Brenda Samples 100 N Washington St, P.O. Box 339, Kaufman 75142 [email protected] (469) 376-4576 FAX: (972) 932-1413 ROCKWALL COUNTY Elections Administrator Christopher Lynch 915 Whitmore Drive, Ste D, Rockwall 75087 [email protected] (972) 204-6200 FAX: (972) 204-6209 ELLIS COUNTY Elections Administrator Jana Onyon 204 E. Jefferson St., Waxahachie 75165 [email protected] (972) 825-5195 FAX: (972) 923-5194 SOMERVELL COUNTY Elections Administrator Christy Covey 107 North East Vernon Street, Glen Rose, TX 76043 P.O. Box 1355, Glen Rose 76043 County Email Address (254) 897-9470 FAX: (254) 897-7703 HUNT COUNTY Elections Administrator Jose Martinez 2217A Washington, Greenville 75401 [email protected] (903) 454-5467 FAX: (903) 454-7905 COOKE COUNTY County Clerk Pam Harrison 101 S. Dixon, Gainesville 76240 County Email Address (940) 668-5420 FAX: (940) 668-5486 FANNIN COUNTY County Clerk Tammy Biggar 800 E 2nd St, Bonham 75418 [email protected] (903) 583-7488 FAX: (903) 583-9598 VAN ZANDT COUNTY County Clerk Susan Strickland 121 E. Dallas, Rm. 202, Canton 75103 [email protected] (903) 567-6503 FAX: (903) 567-6722 PALO PINTO COUNTY Elections Administrator Laura Watkins 545 Oak St, Palo Pinto, TX 76484 P.O. Box 275, Palo Pinto 76484 [email protected] (940) 659-1217 FAX: 1-888-965-1548 ERATH COUNTY County Clerk Gwinda Jones 100 W. Washington, Stephenville 76401 [email protected] (254) 965-1482 FAX: (254) 965-5732 FREESTONE COUNTY County Clerk Linda Jarvis 118 East Commerce Street Fairfield, TX 75840 P.O. Box 1010, Fairfield 75840 [email protected] (903) 389-2635 FAX: (903) 389-6956 FRANKLIN COUNTY County Clerk Betty Crane 200 N. Kaufman St., Mt. Vernon 75457 P.O. Box 1047 [email protected] (903) 537-8357 FAX: (903) 537-2962 CAMP COUNTY County Clerk Elaine Young 126 Church Street, Room 102, Pittsburg 75686 [email protected] (903) 856-2731 FAX: (903) 856-6112