Vote by Mail

Application Ballot By Mail, Federal Postcard and Overseas


How Do I Vote by Mail?

  • Submit a signed Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM).
  • Ballot is mailed to you.
  • Mark the ballot, place in envelopes and sign.
  • Return it to our office by mail.

Applications for 2020 may be received after: January 1, 2020


Early Voting By Mail For The November 3, 2020 Election


In Texas, in order to vote by mail, a voter must have a qualifying reason.  

A voter may vote early by mail if they:  

  • will be away from their county on Election Day and during early voting; 

  • are sick or disabled; 

  • are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or 

  • are confined in jail, but eligible to vote. 

One of the grounds for voting by mail is disability. The Election Code defines “disability” to include “a sickness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at the polling place on election day without a likelihood of needing personal assistance or of injuring the voter's health.” (Sec. 82.002).  If a voter believes they meet this definition, they can submit an application for ballot by mail.   


A Texas Supreme Court decision held that a voter may not claim “disability” for the purpose of casting a ballot by mail merely because the voter lacks immunity to COVID-19.

Application for a Ballot by Mail (PDF). Click on link

Or go to the Erath County Website https://www.co.erath.tx.us/346/Vote-by-Mail.


Print, sign and mail the above Application for a Ballot by Mail to:

Gwinda Jones, County Clerk

100 W. Washington St.

Stephenville, TX 76401


Applications for a Ballot by Mail for the November 3, 2020 Election have to be received by the clerk on or before October 23, 2020.


FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION ONLY: The Voted Ballot may be returned by mail or, may be hand delivered to the County Clerk’s Office in person at any point after it has been received through Election Day. The voter may only submit their own ballot and must provide a photo ID.


For other questions, please contact the Erath County Clerk’s Office.
vote@co.erath.tx.us
254-965-1482


Please be aware of a New Law, Effective 12/1/2017: An application for ballot by mail submitted by fax or email must also be mailed and received not later than the fourth business day after the fax or email transmission. Please contact us for any questions.