Sixty days prior to any election interested registered voters may request a ballot be mailed to them at their home or temporary residence. Ballots by mail are reserved for voters who meet one or more of the following criteria.

Absence from the county during the hours of early voting in person and on Election Day. A ballot for an absent voter must be mailed to an address outside the county of residence.

Having a sickness or physical condition which prevents your attendance at a polling location without the likelihood of needing personal assistance or injuring the voter's health.

Being 65 years of age or older by the day of the election.

Confined in jail and either: serving a misdemeanor sentence which ends after Election Day; is pending trial after denial of bail; without bail pending an appeal of a felony conviction; or pending trial or appeal on a bailable offense for which release on bail before Election Day is unlikely.

To receive a ballot by mail you must make a written application. The application need not be on a special form but must contain all of the requirements of the Texas Election Code. The requirements include that the application must be in writing, signed by the applicant and contain: voter's name, registered address, mailing address (if voting because of absence from county or in a physical care facility), requesting a ballot by mail and how you qualify, and the election for which you wish to vote by mail.

In Victoria County you may request an Application to Vote by Mail by contacting the Elections Office at 576-0124. Applications are good for only one election and we have two elections coming up in May.

The May 12th Election is for City, College and Water. The May 29th Election is for the Democratic and Republican Primaries.

The deadline for the Elections Office to receive the mail application for the May 12th election is Friday, May 4th. The deadline to receive the May 29th election is Tuesday, May 22nd.