Voting by Mail!

One of the most important elections of our times is a mere 10 months away and it starts in Texas on March 1, the day before Texas Independence Day!  If you are over 65 years of age, or you’ll be out of the county during the election cycle (like college students), or are sick or disabled, you may Vote by Mail in the Republican Primary on March 1!!

To vote by mail, first you must use the Application for Absentee Ballot found here or here: http://www.galvestonvotes.org/Resources/Ballot_by_Mail_Application.pdf

When completing any Ballot by Mail Application please make sure you:

  1. Mark if you are requesting all the ballots for a given year (e.g., an annual ballot by mail) or one for just one specific election.
  2. Specify the reason you are requesting a mail ballot (age, disability, etc.).
  3. Request a Republican ballot for the Republican Primary Election.

After completing your Application, return it to the Galveston County Clerk’s Office:

  • By mail:
    Attn: Ballots by Mail
    C/O Dwight Sullivan
    Galveston County Clerk,
    P. O. Box 17253,
    Galveston, TX 77552-7253
  • By Fax:
    (409) 765-3249 (Please put “Attention Ballots by Mail” on the cover sheet)
  • By Email: signed and scanned in to absenteeballotapplications@co.galveston.tx.us



Once you receive your ballot, you must send it back in following the instructions received with the ballot by 3 p.m. on Election Day, March 1.

Remember, if you receive a ballot by mail, you may not vote in person without bringing that ballot with you!

If you are in the Military or are an Overseas resident, you must use this form:

Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).

Please send this information to family and friends who are over 65, sick or disabled, who have college students living out of town, or are in the Military or working overseas.  Voting is not only a right but a privilege!!

If you have questions, call the Republican Headquarters at (281) 554-8888 or the Galveston County Clerk’s Elections Office (409) 770-5108 or www.galvestonvotes.org.




February 1, 2016 – Last day to register to vote in March 1 Primary

February 16, 2016 -  First day of early Voting

February 19, 2016 - Last day to receive applications for ballot by mail

February 26, 2016 - Last day of Early Voting

March 1, 2016 - Election Day!


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