Returning a voted ballot

In the process of voting and returning your mail ballot, make sure to follow the steps below:
  1. Read all the instructions;
  2. Use BLACK or BLUE ink to mark your choices on the ballot;
  3. Place voted ballot in the Ballot Envelope and seal it;
  4. Place Ballot Envelope in the enclosed pre-addressed County Clerk carrier envelope;
  5. Seal carrier envelope and sign where indicated exactly as you signed the ballot by mail request;
  6. Place appropriate postage and return it;
Except for mail ballots coming from overseas, all voted mail ballots must arrive at the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

-Phone
For more information:
(713) 755-6965
or Email
REGULAR VOTING BY MAIL
Requirements Voting By Mail USPS Fax FedEx
REQUIREMENTS

You may vote early by-mail if you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;
  • Sick or disabled;
  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day;
  • or Confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL


SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR A BALLOT BY MAIL
Send your application by:
  • regular mail to:
    Stan Stanart,
    Harris County Clerk,
    Attn: Elections Division
    P.O. Box 1148,
    Houston, TX 77251-1148
  • FAX to (713)-755-4983 or (713)-437-8683
  • Common or contract carrier:
    Stan Stanart,
    Harris County Clerk,
    1001, Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
    Houston, TX 77002
  • Deadline for Regular Application – Regular ballot by mail applications must be received by the early voting clerk not earlier than the 60th day and not later than the 9th day before election day. If the 9th day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first preceding business day.
  • Deadline for Annual Application for Ballot By Mail (ABBM) – Beginning January 1, 2014, applicants who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled may qualify to apply for the annual ABBM. Applications must be received not earlier than the first day of a calendar year and not later than the 9th day before election day.

    Stan Stanart,
    Harris County Clerk,
    1001, Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
    Houston, TX 77002
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS
NOTE: Texas state law requires that applications for a Ballot-by-Mail for a SINGLE-ELECTION may not be accepted prior to the 60th day before Election Day.