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;

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All voted mail ballots, except for mail ballots coming from overseas, must arrive at the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day;
  • On ELECTION DAY mail voters may deliver their mail ballot from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to the early voting clerk’s main office (1001 Preston 4th Floor, #440, Houston, TX 77002). Mail voters who choose the in-person delivery option will be required to provide an acceptable form of identification (TEC 63.0101).


-Phone
For more information:
(713) 755-6965
or Email: BBM@cco.hctx.net
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

Annual Application for Ballot By Mail (ABBM) – Applicants who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled qualify to apply for Annual Application for Ballot By Mail (ABBM). Choosing the ‘annual’ option ensures these applicants will receive a mail ballot for all elections held during a calendar year. Annual applications may be submitted starting the first day of a calendar year (January 1) and not later than the 11h day before Election Day.

Regular Application – Applicants who do not qualify to submit an “Annual” ballot-by-mail application may submit an application for a single election starting the 60th day before election day but not later than the 11h day before Election Day. If the 11th day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first preceding business day.

Send your application by:
  • Email: BBM@cco.hctx.net
  • FAX to (713)-755-4983 or (713)-437-8683
  • Regular mail to:
    • Stan Stanart
    • Harris County Clerk
    • Attn: Elections Division
    • P.O. Box 1148
    • Houston, TX 77251-1148
  • Common or contract carrier:
    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.