Early Voting & Absentee Ballots
There are two (2) ways to vote early in Texas: in person and by mail/absentee ballot. Either option will eliminate waiting in long lines on election day. Early voting generally begins 17 days before an election and ends four (4) days before. If the 17th day before election day happens to land on a weekend, then early voting begins the following Monday.
Registered voters may vote early at a convenient polling location within their political subdivision. Unlike early voting by mail, you don’t need to state a reason for voting early in person. Polling locations may vary from election to election and will be posted on the Bexar County Elections Department homepage as the information becomes available.
If you are physically unable to enter the polling place without the need of personal assistance or the likelihood of injuring your health, curbside voting is available. Please call ahead to the Elections office so that the early voting clerk at your vote center can be notified that you want to vote from your car. All polling locations in Bexar County have the Express Touch voting unit for curbside voting use.
By Mail/Absentee Ballot
To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas, you must be:
- 65 years of age or older on Election Day
- Sick or Disabled (a sickness or physical condition that prevents you from appearing at the polling place on Election Day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or of injuring your health)
- Going to be out of the county during Early Voting and on Election Day
- Confined in jail, but eligible to vote
Applications for a ballot by mail (ABBM) may be submitted to the Bexar County Elections Department anytime in a calendar year but no later than 11 days before Election Day. If you select "Annual Application" on the ABBM, you will receive ballots for all the elections for which you are eligible for in the year, including any runoffs. All annual applications expire on December 31st.
If you wish to vote in a primary election, you must select a party on the application so we can mail you the correct ballot. Your selection will not affect any election other than the primary or primary runoff of the calendar year.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Mail a completed application to:
Bexar County Elections (Early Voting Clerk)
1103 S. Frio St., Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78207-6328
Domestic Ballots by Mail must be received by Election Day at 7:00 P.M. (CST) or by 5:00 P.M. (CST) the next business day if postmarked by 7:00 P.M. (CST) on Election Day.
TRACKING MY APPLICATION
Due to the high volume of applications we process, we are not able to send a personal response upon receipt. You can check your information in our Ballot-By-Mail Status Tracker