Ballot by Mail
Voting by Mail Annually (65 or Older or Disabled)
You may request an annual ballot for the calendar year.
To be eligible to vote by mail annually in Texas, you must:
- Be 65 years or older
- Be disabled
**Annual applications completed in 2023 EXPIRE on December 31, 2023. To continue receiving your ballot by mail you must submit a new application in 2024.
Ballot by Mail (for Each Election)
To be eligible to vote by mail in an individual election, you must:
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- be expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Please Note Additional Information Pertaining to Mail Ballot Applications
Mail Ballot Applications may be downloaded and printed here:
A mail ballot application may also be obtained by emailing Kaufman County Elections or calling 469-376-4595.
Once the application is completed, mail it to:
Kaufman County Elections
P.O. Box 1347
Kaufman, TX 75142
Mail ballot applications must be submitted to the mail ballot clerk on or after the 60th day before Election Day and before the close of business on the 9th day before Election Day. If the 9th day is a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday.
If you are in the military or a citizen overseas, you will require a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Please visit TEXAS FPCA to receive more information.
- These applications stay in effect for one calendar year, so it is important to update your mailing address with the county.
- Who can hand deliver a ballot?
Only the voter who voted the ballot can hand-deliver their ballot. The voter must present an acceptable form of identification when delivering their ballot. If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a reasonable impediment declaration (RID). (Sections 86.006, 63.001, 63.0101).
- What does the voter need to give to the early voting clerk’s office?
The voter must execute (sign) their Carrier Envelope as if they were preparing for it to be mailed (except for postage). The marked ballot must be enclosed in the Carrier Envelope. The carrier-envelope must be signed, as the ballot will be sent to the early voting ballot board to verify the voter’s signature pursuant to Section 87.041.
- What is the procedure for hand-delivery of marked ballots?
The following steps should be followed when a voter hand-delivers their marked ballot to the early voting clerk's office:
- The voter will bring the marked ballot enclosed in the executed Carrier Envelope to the early voting clerk's office
- The voter must present a List A form of photo identification (or List B identification with a reasonable impediment declaration [RID]) to the election official taking the ballot.
- The election official will add the voter's name to the "Signature Roster - Hand Delivery of Ballot by Mail" and instruct the voter to sign the signature column on the corresponding numbered line.
- The election official will indicate on the roster whether the voter provided an approved form of photo identification or executed a RID, and the official will note the date and time that the ballot was delivered.
- The election official will print the name of the official who received the ballot from the voter.
- The election official will write "Hand Delivered" on the Carrier Envelope and note the date and time that the ballot was delivered.
- Upon receipt of the Carrier Envelope, the election official must secure the ballot (in the same manner that the early voting clerk secures ballots received by mail) until the ballot is delivered to the early voting ballot board.