|Voting By Mail|
|Who can vote by mail? |
You may vote by mail if you are a registered voter in Galveston County who is:
How do I get a ballot?
You may send us an application for a ballot by mail anytime during the year. If you want to vote by mail in just one specific election please specify which one. If you want a ballot by mail for every election during the year please check "Annual Application" in box 6a of your application. One other caution: If you want to vote in one of our Party Primary Elections you must tell us when party. If we don't know which party we will not know which ballot to send to you!
NEW! We can now receive ballot by mail applications via email. In order for us to accept these applications, they must have an "original signature" on them. This means that you will need to print an application, fill it out completely, sign it and scan it before submitting it to us as an attachment to your email. When completing any Ballot by Mail Application please make sure you tell us if you are requesting all the ballots for a given year (e.g., an annual ballot by mail) or one for just one specific election. You must also specify the reason you are requesting a mail ballot (age, disability, etc.).
ATTENTION MILITARY PERSONNEL AND OVERSEAS RESIDENTS: Military personnel and citizens residing overseas should use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
Voters 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;
In most cases, you must send your application for a ballot to us by mail, common/contract carrier, or email. 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) 765-2685. [Please put Attn: Ballots by Mail on the cover sheet]
How soon must I return the ballot?
For more information on ballots by mail and FPCAs, call us at (409) 770-5108 or write us at: Elections Division, Attn: Ballots by Mail, Galveston County Clerk, P. O. Box 17253, Galveston, TX 77552-7253.