ELECTION CENTRAL

January 2022 Special Election

Election day: Tuesday, January 25
In-person early voting: January 10-21

Travis County voters may vote at any "vote center" (where you see a "Vote Here/Aquí" sign).

Voter ID: Texas law requires registered voters to show one of seven photo IDs (current or expired for no more than 4 years) issued by either the Texas Dept. of Public Safety or U.S. government. No photo ID is required when voting by mail. If a voter does not have photo ID, they may vote after signing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and providing a form of supporting documentation. Visit traviscountyelections.org for a list of acceptable forms of photo ID and supporting documentation.

Additional Election Info:
Travis Co.: countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/departments/elections or 512/238-VOTE (8683)

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Open Mon.-Sat., 7am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm

Chinatown Center, 10901 N. Lamar
City of Austin Permitting & Development, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr.
Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg

Voting By Mail

Applying for a Ballot

Q: I voted by mail last year – do I need to apply to vote by mail again?
A: Yes. Annual applications for ballot by mail must be resubmitted every calendar year beginning January 1.

Q: What’s the deadline to apply for a ballot, and where can I find an application?
A: The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, January 14 (received at the Travis Co. Clerk’s Office, not postmarked). Download an application at countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/departments/elections/ballot-by-mail; or an editable PDF version at bbm.sos.state.tx.us/bbm.asp.

Q: I’ve filled out my ballot application. How/where do I send it?
A: You may submit your application by mail, email, or fax, but if you submit it by fax (512/854-3969) or email (ebbm@traviscountytx.gov), it must also be sent by mail and received in the County Clerk’s Office within four business days of your electronic submission. Mail to: Dana DeBeauvoir Travis County Clerk – Elections Division PO Box 149325 Austin, TX 78714-9325. If you submit your application in person, you must deliver it in person before the first day of early voting, Jan. 10 (in-person early voting runs Jan. 10-21), at the County Clerk’s Office (5501 Airport Blvd. #100)

Q: How do I check the status of my ballot application?
A: Visit votetravis.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, and choose the “BBM Status” button.

Submitting Your Ballot

Q: I’ve received my ballot and I’ve filled it out. What’s the deadline for turning it in?
A: Ballots must be postmarked by January 25 and received by January 26. Mail to the address above, or hand-deliver to the County Clerk’s Office on election day, Tuesday, January 25.

Q: If I apply for a ballot, can I still vote in person if I so decide? If so, what steps do I need to take?
A: Yes. If you already received a ballot, you may bring it to an early voting polling location to surrender it to an early voting clerk. You’ll sign a form requesting cancellation of the ballot by mail and then vote normally at the polls. If you don’t bring the mail ballot, you’ll have to sign an affidavit saying you didn’t mark and mail in the ballot; you’ll then vote provisionally.

Q: How do I vote if I don’t receive my ballot in time?
A: You’ll need to go to a polling location and fill out an affidavit (see above).

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