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 state 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.

To request an absentee ballot, download and print the Absentee Ballot Application and complete the application. The Application for Ballot By Mail can be faxed to 972-547-1996, emailed to  or you can mail the completed application to:

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

Overseas citizens and members of the U.S. military are eligible to use a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request a by-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

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 for further information.

New Law Effective December 1, 2017

SB 5 Texas Legislative Session 85(1): Amends Section 84.007, Election Code, adding Subsection (b-1) as follows:  Requires that for an application for ballot by mail submitted by telephonic facsimile machine or electronic transmission to be effective, the hard copy of the application also be submitted by mail and be received by the early voting clerk not later than the fourth business day after the transmission by telephonic facsimile machine or electronic transmission is received.


Additionally, Federal Post Card Applications for our Military or Overseas Voters if submitted by facsimile must be followed up with a hardcopy mailed FPCA that must be received by the early voting clerk by the fourth business day after the fax.  Emailed FPCAs are not affected by this change.