Do you have a child or neighbor who is attending college but wants to vote in Travis County this fall? There's a two-step process. First, you must complete a ballot by mail application and then you'll receive a ballot that will record your vote.
To receive a mail-in ballot, the student must be registered to vote in Travis County.
Step One: Complete the application for a mail-in ballot
1. Download the form.
2. Fill out the form.
Mail the form to your county elections department - this address is for Travis County.
All forms have to be submitted by mail, no exceptions.
Regular mail: Travis County Clerk, Elections Division
PO BOX 149325
AUSTIN, TX 78714-9325.
The form must be received by October 27. Don't wait!
IF you FED Ex your form use this address(FedEx, UPS, USPS Express or Priority Mail, etc.):
Travis County Election Division
5501 Airport Blvd, Suite #100
Austin, TX 78751-1410
Step Two: Getting your ballot and making it count
You will be mailed an absentee ballot in October. Make your selections and then carefully follow these steps.
First, before you seal the envelope, provide BOTH your Driver's License and last four numbers of your Social Security. (see image below) Add your phone number and email below that, so if there are questions, elections officials can contact you.
Then, seal the envelope.
IMPORTANT: SIGN the ballot envelope with the same signature you used on your application form. The number one reason ballots are rejected is a failure to sign!
The ballot should be mailed back to the Travis County Clerk and received by November 8 (election day).
Pro Tip: Mail your ballot by Halloween!
Track your ballot: You can track your ballot once it's mailed to see if it's been received. (This is for Travis County.) The Texas Secretary of State also has a ballot tracking system.
Don't want to deal with all of these forms and hoops? Have your student register to vote where they go to school and make sure they know when and where they can vote on or near campus. Their campus Democratic group will be able to register them to vote locally. However, they will no longer be able to vote in Travis County elections (local races, state house, congressional rep, etc.)
- RegisterTexas.com -- If you want to vote in person at college, you must register at your college address. This site helps you complete the registration form, but you must sign it and mail it back in order to be registered. Deadline is October 11. Don't delay!
-- Not sure you're registered? Click here to verify your voter registration.