Ballot by Mail
A registered voter may vote early by Mail if one of the following criteria is met:
- 65 years of age or older;
- expected absence from county;
- confinement in jail.
Annual Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
Registered voters who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled qualify to apply for an Annual Application for Ballot by Mail. Choosing the “Annual Application”, option ensures that the voter will receive a mail ballot for all elections held during a calendar year. January 1st is the first day to file a request for an Annual Ballot by Mail (ABBM) and the request expires on December 31 of every year.
Voters who do not qualify to submit an Annual ABBM may submit an application for a single election starting an application for a single election starting the first day of the calendar year (January 1) and not later than the 11th day before Election Day. If the 11th day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first preceding business day.
Applications to vote by mail must be submitted by mail, common or contact carrier, fax or email to the Early Voting Clerk – Hood County Elections Office. If a voter submits an ABBM via fax or email, the early voting clerk must receive a copy via mail within four business days of the submission of the fax or email.
Send completed applications to:
Hood County Elections Administrator
1410 W Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048
Please Note, the law has changed. To be effective, and application for ballot by mail submitted by FAX or EMAIL must also be submitted by mail and received by the early voting clerk not later than the fourth business day after the transmission by fax or email is received. (TEC 84.007)