Mail-in Ballot application deadline

Friday, October 23, 2020

Voters can apply to vote by mail in the state of Texas.

Who can vote by mail?

You can vote by mail if you are a registered voter who is:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Out of the county during the entire election, including early voting* 
  • Disabled or have an illness**
  • Confined in jail, but eligible to vote

*You must give an out of county address and the starting and the ending date of receiving mail at this address
**Not having immunity to COVID-19 will not be accepted as a response.

How do I vote by mail?

Here are the general instructions for voting with a mail-in ballot:

Applying for a ballot

You can download the application online. It should be returned to your county's early voting clerk or elections office by the deadline.

Local election officials must receive your applications by:

  • Oct. 13: Applying in person to vote by mail
  • Oct. 23: All other application types

Using a ballot

When you are approved, your county should mail you a ballot. Though most Texas counties must receive completed ballots by Election Day,  the U.S. Postal Service recommends that Texans send in ballots as soon as possible. 

All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 and received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.

If needed, Texans can also deliver their completed absentee ballots in person on Election Day at their county elections office instead of mailing them in. 

Who should I address my ballot to?

For Dallas County, voters will submit their ballots to: 

Toni Pippins-Poole, Early Voting Clerk
Dallas County Elections Department
1520 Round Table Drive
Dallas, Texas 75247

If you are not in Dallas County, find your clerk at

Need more information?

To learn more about voting by mail in Dallas County, see