Absentee ballots and mail ballots are the same thing, and the process for getting one is straight forward.
You can vote using an absentee ballot in Texas if:
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Texas elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Office of the Secretary of State Elections Division P.O. Box 12060 Austin, TX 78711‐2060