For some Harris county voters, it's not possible to vote at a voting center. We've made this information available to help voters understand their mail-in or absentee ballot options. For more information about other ways to vote, visit our elections page here. For the latest information on absentee ballots and voting by mail, visit harrisvotes.com.
Don't wait, send in your ballot today. The last day to request a ballot so that you can vote by mail is Friday, October 23.
Review the Harris County guidance on frequently asked questions to see if you are eligible to vote by mail.
If you're eligible, you can download, and return your application by October 23. The Harris County Clerk's office must receive (not just postmarked) your application by October 23 in order to send you a mail ballot for the November General Election.
Your application may be mailed to Harris County Clerk at one of the addresses below. You can also drop off your application in-person to any of our County Clerk office locations across Harris County.
Once your request is received by Harris County, you can track your request (and ballot) using harrisvotes.com/Tracking.
Receive and return your ballot. Ballots began being mailed out to those who had already submitted their applications. When you submit an application after mid-September, you should receive your ballot within 7 days of your application being received.
Harris County has implemented a new color coded system for mail-in ballots. Complete your ballot using the new color system and don't send a blank ballot.
A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Harris County Clerk’s Office in the Official Carrier Envelope provided to you. It may be returned in any of the following manners: