Voting by mail in Texas is only available to those who meet certain eligibility requirements. The last day to request a ballot by mail is 11 days before the election, and your election secretary must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on election day. If you do not possess a Texas driver's license, a Texas personal identification number, a Texas voter identification certificate number, or a social security number, you must indicate this by checking the corresponding box on the ABBM or carrier envelope.
For voters aged 70 and older, photo identification can be expired for any period of time as long as it is still valid. The number on this identification is NOT your unique voter identifier (VUID) on the voter registration card you receive in the mail. Your VUID is NOT mandatory information on either the ABBM envelope or the postal carrier envelope. You can return your marked ballot in person to your early voting secretary only while the polls are open on election day.
The EVBB is responsible for reviewing ballots sent by mail to ensure that they comply with the Texas Election Code before they can be included in the vote count. You can return your ballot marked in the official envelope to the early voting secretary on election day while the polls are open. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, carefully review each election for each election or proposal you are going to vote for and mark your options according to the instructions on the ballot envelope. After marking your ballot, place it in the envelope marked BALLOT ENVELOPE and seal it. If you decide to return your ballot in person on election day, it must be received by an election official, present acceptable identification, and the election official must record your name, signature and type of identification used on a list that the official must certify. Every county in Texas has an Early Voting Board (EVBB), comprised of individuals appointed by all political parties.
In a new video, Secretary Scott provides an overview of voting by mail in Texas, including who is eligible to vote by mail, the identification requirements for voting by mail, and how county officials work to protect the security and integrity of ballots cast by mail in an election. Then, close the envelope, sign the envelope in the space indicated, and return it to your county's early voting clerk, either by mail, through a common or contracted carrier, or in person on election day at your county's early voting clerk's office. So what is the deadline for returning an absentee ballot in Taylor, Texas? The last day to request a ballot by mail is 11 days before Election Day and your marked ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you choose to return your ballot in person on Election Day, it must be received by an election official before 7 p.m.