Texas

Can You Vote Absentee?

In order to vote in U.S. elections you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States on the date of the election in which you wish to vote
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day. (Some States allow 17-year olds to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 on or before the general election.)

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are:

  • An active duty member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, Merchant Marine or Activated National Guard
  • A family member (spouse or dependent)
  • A U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
State Primary March 4, 2014
February 3, 2014
February 25, 2014
Within U.S. March 4, 2014
Outside U.S. Received by March 10, 2014
Outside U.S. Placed in delivery March 4, 2014
State Primary Runoff May 27, 2014
April 28, 2014
May 20, 2014
Within U.S. 7 PM, May 27, 2014
Outside U.S. Received by June 2, 2014
Outside U.S. Placed in delivery 7 PM, May 27, 2014
General Election
November 4, 2014
October 6, 2014
October 28, 2014
Within U.S. 7 PM, November 4, 2014
Outside U.S. Received by November 10, 2014
Outside U.S. Placed in delivery 7 PM, November 4, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Register to Vote, Request a Ballot, or Update My Voter Info

You must register and request an absentee ballot in your State of legal residence by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and submit it to your local election office.

Download fillable FPCA

Get My Ballot

If you have registered and requested an absentee ballot by the request deadline, you may you may use the Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB).

Download fillable FWAB

  • Available jurisdiction tools

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  • Use FVAP's Online Assistant
  • Complete Form by Hand

Check the Status of My Voted Ballot

After sending in your voted absentee ballot, you are entitled to find out its status.