Early Voting by Mail and Absentee

**Reminder Annual Ballot by Mail Applications are only good for one calendar year**

Who can vote by mail?

You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter who is:

• 65 years of age or older

• out of the county during the entire election (must provide out of county address)

• sick or disabled

• confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

How do I get a ballot?

To vote by mail, you must first apply for a ballot. The Denton County Elections office does not send out applications or ballots without a specific request from the voter. We must receive your application no earlier than 60 days before election day and no later than the close of business 11 days before election day. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday. If the deadline falls on a state or federal holiday, the ballot must be received on the preceding business day.

Mail your application for a ballot to:

P.O. Box 1720
Denton, TX 76202

If you choose to use a contract carrier, applications can be delivered to:

Early Voting Clerk
Denton County Elections
701 Kimberly Drive
Denton, TX, 76208

Fax your application for a ballot to:

Fax: (940) 349-3201

**IF YOU FAX OR EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION** we must receive a hard copy of the application in our office within 4 business days and it must include a “wet” signature to be considered a valid application.  We can accept an application in person directly from the individual voter only before early voting begins.

Where do I get an application?

You may download an Early Voting Absentee application from our site.

Note: This file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print. The reader can be downloaded free from Adobe.

Military and overseas citizens should use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).

You do not have to use a formal application; however, an informal application must be in writing and include:

• your signature (or a witness’ signature if you cannot sign);

• your name and the address at which you are registered to vote;

• the address to which the ballot is to be mailed;

• the election date and for which election you are requesting a ballot (for a primary election, you must state the political party’s primary in which you wish to vote); and,

• a reason why you are eligible to vote early by mail (to be eligible to vote early due to a planned absence from the county, your application must state an address out-of-county to have your ballot mailed).

How soon must I return the ballot?

5:00 p.m. – Deadline to receive “late domestic ballots” mailed within the United States from non-military voters and from any military voters who submitted an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”) (not a Federal Postcard Application – “FPCA”), if the carrier envelope was placed for delivery by mail or common or contract carrier AND bears a cancellation mark of a postal service or a receipt mark of a common or contract carrier or a courier indicating a time not later than 7:00 p.m. (or the equivalent of 7:00pm early voting clerk timezone if the voter is in a different timezone) at the location of the election on Election Day, November 3, 2020(Secs. 86.007; 101.057; 101.001). A late domestic ballot cannot be counted if it does not bear a cancellation mark or a receipt mark.

NOTE: Section 86.007 provides that a marked ballot voted by mail that a voter received due to submitting an ABBM may arrive at the address on the carrier envelope not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after Election Day, if the carrier envelope was placed for delivery by mail or common or contract carrier from within the United States and bears a cancellation mark of a postal service or a receipt mark of a common or contract carrier or a courier from not later than 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.

How do I get more information?

For more information on ballot by mail and FPCAs,

Call us at (940) 349-3200
Fax us at (940) 349-3201

email: elections@dentoncounty.com ,

or write us at:

Early Voting Clerk
Denton County Elections
P.O. Box 1720
Denton, TX, 76202

Instructions for Voting a Optical Scan (Paper) Ballot

Vote for the candidate/statement of your choice in each race by darkening in the oval provided to the left of the name of the candidate/statement.

 

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This website is for informational purposes only. While we endeavor to provide timely and accurate information, we make no guarantees. This material has been compiled from various sources. For additional questions, please contact the Denton County Elections Department at (940) 349-3200.