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Applications for Ballot by Mail:
Heather H. Hawthorne
Early Voting Clerk
PO Box 728
Anahuac, TX 77514
Who qualifies for an application and ballot by mail?
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
• be 65 years or older;
• be disabled;
• be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
• be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Instructions for submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”):
1. Print (PDF) the ABBM form OR submit an email to me and an ABBM will be mailed to you.
2. Complete Sections 1 through 8.
3. Sign and Date Section 9.
4. If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
5. If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
6. Affix postage.
a. If you printed the application you must place it in your own envelope and add postage.
b. If you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you - fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal and add postage.
7. Address and mail the completed ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk, Heather H. Hawthorne PO Box 728 Anahuac, TX 77514. You may also fax the application to: 409-267-8315. You also have the option of submitting a scanned copy of the completed and signed application to the Early Voting Clerk via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescribed by Secretary of State
Section 63.0013, Texas Election Code
NOTICE OF VOTING ORDER PRIORITY
Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.
• A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.
• Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
• Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.
AVISO de PRIORIDAD de ORDEN de VOTACIÓN
• Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.
• Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonary, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de ayuda.
• Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones determinará si el votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, serán adelantado al frente de la línea.
ID required for Texas Voters
You must present one of the following forms of photo ID when
voting in person:*
• Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
• Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
• Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
• United States military identification card containing your photograph
• United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
• United States passport
Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out
a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following
• Valid voter registration certificate
• Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
• Copy of or original current utility bill
• Copy of or original bank statement
• Copy of or original government check
• Copy of or original paycheck
• Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a
*With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have
expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
Exemptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption
to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have
a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please
contact your voter registrar for more details. Chambers County Voter Registration 409-267-2740.
For more information see the Secretary of State's Website or call Chambers County Clerk’s Office if you have any questions. 409-267-2421
404 Washington Avenue
Anahuac, Texas 77514
Phone: (409) 267-2400
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
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