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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Application for Ballot by Mail
Application for Ballot by Mail

Application for Ballot by Mail (PDF)

You may vote early by mail if you are:

  • going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
  • sick or disabled;
  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day;
  • or confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

Applications for a ballot by mail must be submitted to the early voting clerk on or after the 60th day before Election Day and before the close of business on the 7th day before Election Day. If the 7th day is a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday.

If you are voting early by mail, you must send your application by:

  • regular mail;
  • common or contract carrier;
  • or FAX (if a FAX machine is available to the early voting clerk and if you are submitting your application from outside the county).

Exception:

If you are voting early because of expected absence, you may apply in person for a ballot by mail before the first day of early voting in person. The early voting clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Exception:

If you are mailing your ballot from outside the United States, the early voting clerk must receive your ballot by the fifth day after Election Day. (You must mail it no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.)

Early voting timeline:
  • 60 days before Election Day-first day to submit an early voting by mail application;
  • 17 days before Election Day (12 days for May election)-early voting in person begins;
  • 7 days before Election Day-last day to submit an application for ballot by mail;
  • 4 days before Election Day-early voting in person ends;
  • Election Day-marked early ballots by mail must be returned by 7 p.m., unless mailed from outside the United States.

To apply for a ballot by mail, please download and print out the Application for Ballot by Mail. Once application is completed, please mail (only Postal mail can be accepted unless requesting application from out of Hidalgo County) to:

Yvonne Ramon
Elections Administration
PO Box 659
Edinburg, TX 78540

Application for Ballot by Mail (PDF)