Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
You can vote using an absentee ballot in Texas if:
The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.
The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected. Additionally, if you hand-deliver your voted ballot you will need to show a government issued photo ID to the election official. Student IDs are not considered valid in Texas.
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