Completing and Mailing your Carrier Envelope

Once you receive your mail-in ballot, carefully review each choice in each race or proposition to be voted on, and mark your choices in accordance with the instructions on the ballot envelope.

After your mark your ballot, place your voted ballot in the envelope marked "BALLOT ENVELOPE" and seal the ballot envelope.

Next, place the ballot envelope in the carrier envelope (PDF). BEFORE SEALING THE CARRIER ENVELOPE, YOU MUST INCLUDE IN THE SPACE PROVIDED (PDF):

  1. The number of your driver license, election identification certificate, or personal identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS);
  2. The last four digits of your social security number, if you have not been issued any of the abovementioned numbers by DPS; OR
  3. A statement that you have not been issued a number described by (1) or (2) above.

Next, seal the carrier envelope, sign the carrier envelope, and return your carrier envelope to the Early Voting Clerk either by mail, by common or contract carrier, or in person on Election Day at your county’s early voting clerk’s office.

A list of Early Voting Clerk addresses in each county can be found here.

The Early Voting Clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day, by 5:00 p.m. the first business day after Election Day if the postmarked ballot was mailed within the United States from non-military voters and from any military voters who submitted an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”), or by the 5th day after Election Day if your ballot is submitted from outside the United States.