Voting by mail in Texas has been available to elderly voters and voters with physical disabilities for decades. Eligibility has been extended over the years.



Reasons Allowed For Voting by Mail:

  • 65 Years of Age or Older
  • Disability (as defined in Texas Election Code 82.002(a). Check the box, “I affirm that I have a sickness or physical condition that prevents me from appearing at the polling place on Election Day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or of injuring my health.”
  • Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
  • Expected Absence from the County (You may apply for a ballot for one election and its resulting runoff, if your dates of absence from the county include both elections)
  • Confined in Jail or Involuntary Civil Commitment (You may only apply for a ballot for one election and any resulting runoff)

Applications for a ballot by mail / Solicitud de Boleta Postal may be submitted to the Bexar County Elections Department anytime in a calendar year but no later than 11 days before Election Day. If you select “Annual Application” on the ABBM, you will receive ballots for all the elections for which you are eligible for in the year, including any runoffs. All annual applications expire on December 31st.

New and renewal annual applications for voting by mail may be mailed beginning January 1 every year.

Mail a completed application to: 

Bexar County Elections (Early Voting Clerk) 
1103 S. Frio St., Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78207-6328

You can track the status of your ballot by mail application or ballot at

For more information visit The Texas Secretary of State website at: