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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. 65 years of age or older
  2. Disability (as defined in Texas Election Code Sec. 82.002(a))
  3. Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
  4. Expected absence from the county (You may apply for a ballot for one election and its resulting runoff, if your dates of absence from the county include both elections)
  5. Confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment (You may only apply for a ballot for one election and any resulting runoff)

Voters may submit an Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) by:

The request must include the following:

  • In writing (i.e., not verbal)
  • Indication of which election application is for
  • State Grounds for voting by mail
  • Contain Address to which ballot to be mailed
  • State Registered Residence Address
  • Contain Applicant’s Name
  • Signed by applicant or witness

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 (unless that day is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal state or national holiday, in which case the last day is the first preceding regular business 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.


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. Likewise, a voter’s stamped signature is also not permitted. (Texas Election Code Sec. 84.001) 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 – absenteemailballoting@collincountytx.gov

 

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 www.FVAP.gov.  For marked ballot deadlines, please go to www.votetexas.gov/military-overseas-voters/index.html.

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.