**Reminder Annual Ballot by Mail Applications are only good for one calendar year**
You are eligible to vote early by mail if you are a registered voter who is:
• 65 years of age or older
• out of the county during the entire election (must provide out of county address)
• sick or disabled
• confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
Please note that only voters who are disabled or 65 years of age or older qualify for an annual application, all other voters must submit an application for each election.
To vote by mail, you must first apply for a ballot. The Bastrop County Elections Department does not send out applications or ballots without a specific request from the voter. We must receive your application no later than the close of business 11 days before election day. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday. If the deadline falls on a state or federal holiday, the application must be received on the preceding business day.
Mail your application for a ballot to:
Bastrop County Elections
804 Pecan St.
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Fax your application for a ballot to:
Fax: (512) 581-4260
E-mail your application for a ballot to:
We can accept an application in person directly from the individual voter only before early voting begins.
You may download the form; Application for Ballot by Mail, here.
Military and overseas citizens should use the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
You do not have to use a formal application; however, an informal application must be in writing and include:
• your signature (or a witness’ signature if you cannot sign);
• your name and the address at which you are registered to vote;
• the address to which the ballot is to be mailed;
• the election date and for which election you are requesting a ballot (for a primary election, you must state the political party’s primary in which you wish to vote); and,
• a reason why you are eligible to vote early by mail (to be eligible to vote early due to a planned absence from the county, your application must state an address out-of-county to have your ballot mailed).
We must receive your marked ballot by 7 p.m. on election day! If you are mailing your ballot from outside the United States, we must receive your ballot by the fifth day after election day.
For more information on ballot by mail and FPCAs, contact our office.
Already requested a ballot by mail? Check the status.