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Application for Ballot by Mail Information

Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) is available to elderly voters, voters with physical disabilities and other individuals who meet the eligibility requirements.

  1. ABBM Eligibility
  2. Ballot by Mail Application
  • is 65 or older on Election Day
  • has a disability
  • is expecting to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
  • is civilly committed under Chapter 841, Health and Safety Code
  • expects to be absent from county during Early Voting and on Election Day
  • is confined in jail, but otherwise eligible
  • is in the Attorney General Address Confidentiality Program

Chapter 82, Texas Election Code

For more information about ABBM eligibility visit the Texas Secretary of State ABBM page.

Federal Post Card Application Information

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form is for absent Uniformed Service members, their families, and citizens residing outside the United States. It is used to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and update your contact information.

See the Texas Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) page for more information.

Federal voting law defines “overseas” as anywhere outside the United States (this includes Canada and Mexico).

Military and overseas voters are welcome to use the regular registration and early voting by mail process (also known as absentee voting) available to all voters away from their home county on Election Day. However, there are also special provisions for you.

For more information, visit the Vote Texas Website.

  1. FPCA Eligibility
  2. FPCA Application
  • Is military, or dependent of military, and outside of home Texas county
  • Is temporarily living outside the United States
  • Is living outside the United States and the Voter has indicated their intent to return is uncertain
  • Is a member of the National Guard or dependent

Chapter 101, Texas Election Code