Voting By Mail - Who Can and How!
Who can vote by mail? You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter in Galveston County who is:
| How do I get a ballot? To vote by mail, you must first ask for one (e.g., submit an application). We not send out
applications or ballots without a specific request from the voter.
We must physically receive your application for a Ballot by Mail, no earlier than 60 days before Election Day and no later than close of business nine days before Election Day. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday. If the deadline falls on a state or federal holiday, the ballot must be received on the preceding business day.
In most cases, you must send your application for a ballot to us by regular mail or common/contract carrier. However, if you wish to vote by mail because of a planned absence, you may apply in person before the first day of early voting. If you are outside Galveston County, you may FAX your application to us at (409) 765-3249.
| Where do I get an application?
You may download an application from
this Website. This file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
to view or print. |
The reader can be downloaded free from Adobe.com.
Military personnel and citizens residing overseas should use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). You are not required to use a formal application; however, a request for a Ballot by Mail must be in writing and include the following:
• your name and the address at which you are registered to vote;
How soon must I return the ballot? We must physically receive your marked ballot by
7 p.m. on Election Day! If you are mailing your ballot from outside the
United States, we must receive your ballot by our last mail delivery on the fifth day after
How do I get more information? For more information on ballot by mail and FPCAs, call us at (409) 766-2200, or write us at: Elections Division, Galveston County Clerk, P. O. Box 17253, Galveston, TX 77552-7253.
|Download an Application for a Ballot by Mail|