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.
This service is available to any voter who has difficulty walking or standing for long periods. 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. The election official will bring your ballot to your car outside the polling location.
By Mail/Absentee Ballot
Voting by mail/absentee ballot has been available to elderly voters and voters with physical disabilities in Texas for decades.
Applications for a ballot by mail may be submitted to the Bexar County Elections Department anytime in a calendar year but no later than 11 days before Election Day.
You may vote by mail if you are:
- Going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting
- Sick or disabled
- 65 years of age or older on Election Day
- Confined in jail, but eligible to vote
Please complete and return your application no later than 11 days prior to the election for which a ballot is requested. For further information, please call 210-335-0362.
The early voting clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7:00 PM on Election Day.