Absentee & By-Mail Voting

All currently registered voters of Collin County are eligible to request and receive a by-mail ballot if any of the following conditions prevents them from either voting in-person during the early voting period or on election day:

  1. Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and election day. The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
  2. Disability
  3. 65 years of age or older
  4. Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony

The request must include the following:

  • The address at which you are registered to vote, 
  • one of the above conditions for requesting a ballot, 
  • the address to which you want the ballot mailed, and 
  • your signature. 

If the ballot is not to be mailed outside the County and not to the address at which you are registered, you must give an explanation as to the address such as nursing home, hospital, etc. Applications must be received by this office no later than close of business on the 11th day before election day. All voted ballots that are returned on or before 7PM on Election Day will be counted. Those received by 5PM the next business day after Election Day may be counted if they are postmarked by 7PM Election Day.

Absentee Ballot By Mail - Hand Delivery

For the Nov. 3, 2020, general election, the hand-delivery period has been extended.  Once you receive and mark your ballot, you may hand deliver it during business hours to the Elections Department located at 2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102, McKinney. 

Below are the dates and times our office will be open:

Oct. 13 - Oct. 16: 8am - 5pm

Oct. 17: 7am - 7pm

Oct. 18: 1pm - 6pm

Oct. 19 - October 24: 7am - 7pm

Oct. 25: 1pm - 6pm

Oct. 26 - October 30: 7am - 7pm

Nov. 2: 8am - 5pm, and

Election Day, November 3, 2020: 7am - 7pm

You may deliver your own personal ballot, and not the ballot for another individual to the Elections Department. You will be asked to sign a roster to record acceptance of your ballot and you will be asked to present an acceptable form of photo ID.  If you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo ID, you can execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and provide a supporting form of identification.  


Domestic Applications for Ballot by Mail

To request an absentee ballot, download and print the Absentee Ballot Application. We MUST have an original signature on the application, and cannot accept an electronic signature. Instructions to complete the application are on the second page of the form. Mail the completed application to:

Elections Office
Collin County Early Voting Clerk
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069

Applications for ballot by mail may also be faxed or emailed and must be received no later than the close of business on the 11th day before Election Day. For an application submitted by fax or email to be effective, the original copy of the application MUST also be mailed and received by the Elections Office by the fourth business day after it was faxed or emailed. (Texas Election Code 84.007, effective Dec. 1, 2017.)

Fax – 972-547-1996

Email –


Overseas Applications for Ballot by Mail
Overseas citizens and members of the U.S. military are eligible to use a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request a mail ballot. FPCA Applications are available from U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and from the Voting Rights Officer at each military installation. For more information go to  For marked ballot deadlines, please go to

Additionally, if an FPCA is submitted by fax, the original copy must be mailed to the Elections Office and received by the fourth business day after it was faxed.  Emailed FPCAs are not subject to the requirement.

Special Conditions
Special conditions are available for persons who become hospitalized or suffer a death in the family after the close of the regular application deadline. Please contact our office at 972-547-1900 for further information.