Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
Any registered Texas voter is eligible to vote absentee if one of the following applies:
- Voter is going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting
- Voter is sick or disabled
- Voter is 65 years of age or older on Election Day
- Voter is confined in jail, but eligible to vote
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
ID is NOT required if voter has voted in Texas before.
First-time voters who did not provide driver’s license or Social Security number on their voter registration form must provide ONE of the following:
- Driver’s license
- State ID
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Birth certificate
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
- Current utility bill with voter’s name and Texas address
- Bank statement with voter’s name and Texas address
- Paycheck with voter’s name and Texas address
- Government check with voter’s name and Texas address
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.
If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.
last update: March 19, 2020