Registering To Vote And Rules For Mail In Voting In Texas
With less than 90 days until America’s Presidential election the debate about mail in voting is escalating. With younger first time voters it’s important to know how to register and where to vote.
Application for Ballot by Mail:
You may download an application for ballot by mail here. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements below. Note that all applications expire on December 31. You must re-apply each year to continue receiving your ballots by mail.
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must either:
Be 65 years of age or older,
Be out of the county on Election Day and during the period for early voting in person, or
Be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
You may hand-deliver your ballot by mail to 900 S. Polk St., Room 320 on Election Day. Ballot must be postmarked by the USPS or received by our office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION permits the voter to hand-deliver his or her voted ballot to the Elections Office once you have completed voting. Be sure to bring identification.
Your voter registration will become effective 30 days after it is received by our office or on your 18th birthday, whichever is later.
If you move to another county, you must register in the county of your new residence.
If you move within Potter County, update your address by registering again, making changes here, or sending a signed letter or your current registration card to our office with changes and a signature.
If you changed your name, update your information by registering again, making changes here, or sending a signed letter or your current registration card to our office with changes and a signature.
Photo ID requirements for voting have changed. Find complete information at votetexas.gov.
You will automatically receive a new certificate every two years if you haven’t moved from the address at which you are registered.
You are a United States citizen;
You are at least 17 years 10 months of age;
You are not a convicted felon who has not completed your sentence, probation and parole;
You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
You may complete a Voter Registration application and mail it to 900 S. Polk Street, Room 320. Amarillo, TX. 79101