NEW: On Election Day, if you have received a ballot by mail you may hand deliver your marked ballot to our office in Georgetown. You may only deliver your own ballot, you must present an acceptable form of Photo ID and it must be delivered by the close of polls at 7:00PM. See below for other methods of returning your mail ballot.
Click HERE for an Application for Ballot by Mail.
NOTE: You MUST indicate a party selection on your application in order to be sent a ballot for a Primary election.
AM I QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY MAIL?
Voters who wish to vote by mail must meet at least one of the four eligibility requirements listed below:
1. 65 years of age or older
2. Sick or disabled
3. Expected Absence from the County (Must be absent during the entire early voting period, Election Day, AND provide an out-of-county address where your ballot can be mailed, AND include dates you can receive mail at the out-of-county address)
4. Confined in jail, but otherwise eligible to vote
I AM QUALIFIED! WHAT NEXT?
Submit an Application for Ballot by Mail to the Elections Department at any time during a calendar year for any election held in that year, but no later than 11 days prior to any election for which you wish to receive a mail ballot. If the 11th day falls on a weekend or a legal state or national holiday, the deadline is the preceding business day.
Voters who are 65 or older and/or disabled have the option of applying for an Annual Ballot by Mail where only one application is required each calendar year. These applications are accepted any time on or after the 1st day of January of each calendar year. However, in order to vote in a specific scheduled election, the application must be received in our office by the deadline for that specific election.
*Please carefully review the Application for Ballot by Mail, including the additional instructions on the back of the form, so that unnecessary delays are avoided.
Completed applications can be sent by facsimile to (512) 943-1634, or mailed to the address below:
Early Voting Clerk
PO Box 209
Georgetown, TX 78627
Completed applications may also be hand-delivered to the Elections Department, however, the voter is only permitted to personally hand-deliver his/her own application AND it must be received before the start of Early Voting in order to be accepted.
An Application for Ballot by Mail with the voter's original signature can be scanned and submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY BALLOT?
Ballots are mailed within seven calendar days after the application is received, or the date the ballots become available for mailing, whichever is later.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO RETURN MY BALLOT?
Marked ballots must be received prior to 7PM on Election Day. Marked ballots must be mailed to our office via the United States Postal Service or contract carrier (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.). Marked ballots may also be hand-delivered to our office by the voter on Election Day between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
Voters who are returning their ballots from outside of the United States must have their ballots postmarked at or before 7PM on Election Day, and the ballot must be received in our office no later than five days after the election (if the 5th day falls on a Sunday or legal state or national holiday, the ballot must be received by the next business day).
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
If you have any additional questions or would like more information,
please contact Lorraine McKay at (512) 943-1633 or email@example.com.