How to apply for a mail in ballot

Deadline to apply: October 26

You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter who is:

  • 65 years of age or older

  • Out of the county during the entire election period

  • Sick or disabled

  • Confined in jail, but eligible to vote

To apply for a mail in ballot, you must mail your application to the Travis County Clerk’s Office. Mail your application to:

Travis County Early Voting Clerk
PO Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714-9325

You may also submit an application by email or fax:


Fax: (512) 854-3969

If you are eligible to vote by mail, click here to download your mail in ballot application.

Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the next business day after Election Day.

Visit the Travis County Elections website for more information.

2018 Voting locations

Early Voting:

October 22-November 2

Election Day: November 6

Now that you’re registered to vote, it’s time to start researching the candidates you’re going to be voting for. Be sure to research your local non-partisan races as there are usually good Democrats running in those races as well.

To see your personalize ballot, click here and enter your personal information.

Before you head out to the polls, be sure to bring along one of the seven approved forms of photo ID to vote. However, if you’re is not able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, you may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why you’re is unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, AND (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.

Seven approved Forms of Photo ID

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS

  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS

  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS

  • U.S. Military ID Card containing the person’s photograph

  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph

  • U.S. Passport

Supporting documentation can be:

  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate

  • Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)

  • Copy of or original current utility bill

  • Copy of or original bank statement

  • Copy of or original government check

  • Copy of or original paycheck

  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

Now, for the fun stuff. Time to vote! You can vote anywhere there’s a “Vote Here” sign.

Click here to find your nearest Early Voting polling location.

Click here to find a mobile voting location coming near you.

Click here to find your nearest Election Day polling location.