|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 an "Annual" ballot by mail anytime during the year. If you want to vote by mail in just one specific election we may not accept your application earlier than 60 days prior to that election. Once the ballots have been programed we will send yours to you within one business day of receiving your application.
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, then sign it and scan it before submitting it to us. 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. Click here to send us your ballot by mail application
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 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.
How soon must I return the ballot?
For more information on ballots by mail and FPCAs, call us at (409) 766-2200, or write us at: Elections Division, Attn: Ballots by Mail, Galveston County Clerk, P. O. Box 17253, Galveston, TX 77552-7253.