Voting by Mail
NOTE: The last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) for the May 1, 2021 Joint General Election (Cities and Schools) is April 20, 2021 @ 5 PM.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL
Registered McLennan County voters may vote by mail if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Voter is 65 years of age or older on Election Day.
- Voter is disabled.
- Voter will be absent from McLennan County during Early Voting and Election Day. Voter must provide an out-of-county mailing address for the ballot.
- Voter is confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
ANNUAL APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL
Registered voters who are 65 years of age or older or disabled qualify for an Annual Application for Ballot by Mail. Checking the "Annual Application" option in Block 6a on the application ensures that you will receive a mailed ballot for all applicable elections during the calendar year.
Applicants may submit an Application for Ballot by Mail beginning January 1st of each year.
For an emailed or faxed application to be accepted, the Application for Ballot by Mail MUST ALSO be mailed and received within 4 business days of the email or fax date.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION (FPCA)
You may vote by FPCA if you are:
- An active duty member, spouse and dependent(s) of the U.S. Armed Forces or Merchant Marine absent from and claiming McLennan County as your legal residence; or
- A U.S. citizen residing outside of the United States and claiming McLennan County as your legal residence.
Applicants may submit a Federal Post Card Application beginning January 1st of each year.
A Federal Post Card Application should be mailed or emailed to our office. By Texas law, if an FPCA is faxed, the original application must also be mailed and received in our office within 4 business days.
By proclamation of Gov. Abbott, FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION ONLY, voters may hand deliver their own voted ballot to the Elections Office during business hours. Voters must present one of the acceptable forms of photo ID. Ballots may be hand-delivered as soon as it has been received and voted. Voters may still mail their voted ballot or use a contract carrier (like FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) to return their ballot to us. The Elections Office is located at 214 N. 4th Street, Suite 300, Waco, Texas 76701.
DO NOT HAND DELIVER YOUR BALLOT TO ANY OTHER LOCATION!
Por proclamación del Gobernador Abbott, SOLAMENTE PARA LA ELECCION DE NOVIEMBRE, los votantes pueden entregar por mano su propia boleta que esta votada a la Oficina de Elecciones (Elections Office) durante el horario de negocio. Los votantes deben de presentar una de las formas aceptables de identificación con foto. Los votantes todavía pueden enviar su boleta de votación por correo o utilizar un transportista contractual (como FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) para devolvernos su boleta de votación. La Oficina de Elecciones (Elections Office) se encuentra en 214 N. 4th Street, Suite 300, Waco, Texas 76701.
¡NO ENTREGE SU BOLETA DE VOTACION A NINGUN OTRO LOCAL!