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Are you going to be out of town on Election Day or do you dislike standing in long lines? Then, Early Voting is for you!

Vote in Person
If you are eligible to vote in Fort Bend County on election day, you are eligible to vote at any Fort Bend County early voting location during the early voting period. The lines are shorter and the days and hours are more convenient. Early voting is open to all registered voters, no excuses necessary. Learn where you can vote!

Vote by Mail
All currently registered voters of Fort Bend County are eligible to request and receive a by-mail ballot if any of the following conditions prevents them from 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 on 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 for Ballot by Mail may not be submitted more than 60 days before election day and must be received by this office no later than the 9th day before election day. All voted ballots that are returned on or before election day will be counted. Voted ballots mailed from outside the United States may be counted if clearly postmarked on or before election day and received by the Elections Administrator not later than the fifth day after election day. Persons who are applying for a Ballot by Mail based upon age or disability may now make an annual application that will entitle them to receive a ballot in all elections conducted by the Fort Bend County Elections Administrator and in which they are entitled to vote.

Mail applications to:

Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, Texas 77469

Or FAX to: 281-341-4418

Federal Post Card Application
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. FPCAs are available from U.S. Embassies, consulates, and from the voting assistance officer at each military installation. An online version of the FPCA is available from the Federal Voting Assistance Program's website:

Special conditions are available for persons who become hospitalized or suffer a death in the family after the close of the regular application deadline. Specific guidelines must be met to be eligible. Please contact our office for further information.

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Last updated: 2/27/2014 11:47:21 PM