Vote By Mail 2020

Vote By Mail 2020

What You Need to Know About Voting By Mail
  • If you are a Collin County registered voter, you can vote by mail if
  • You expect to be absent from the County during both the early voting period and election day
  • You have a disability
  • You are 65 years of age or older.
  • You are confined in jail and not finally convicted of a felony.

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Apply for a Mail In Ballot Here : https://reg.vote/tdvbm.html  

When you submit the application form, you will be given two options:

  •   Have the application mailed to you with a pre-addressed envelope that you then return by mail.
  •   Download and print the application. Complete it/mail it to:

Early Voting Clerk                 
2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102

McKinney, TX 75069

  • Note: Sign your application to vote by mail the same way you will sign your ballot. 
    Your signature on your vote-by-mail application MUST MATCH the signature on your ballot envelope for your vote to count. 
  • If you apply to vote by mail, the deadline for your application to be received
    by the Elections Department is October 23, 2020.

  • “We strongly recommend completing your mail-in ballot and Returning it ASAP when you receive it.  While the overwhelming majority of ballots are returned to the Elections Department quickly, we know of instances where it took more than 10 days for ballots to make it to the Elections Dept. in the Primary even though they were mailed from within the County.”
 “When are mail ballots being sent to us?”

The Collin County Elections Department is currently in the process of mailing out ballots to those
who applied to vote by mail. By the end of the week of October 5, the Elections Department plans
to have mailed ballots to everyone who submitted an application to vote by mail prior to the start
of the month.
For voters who submit an application to vote by mail around October 5 and thereafter,
the
Elections Department hopes to mail ballots to voters within three (3) days of receiving the application.

If you wait until the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot, there is a good chance that you will not be able to mail your ballot back in time for it to count.

“We strongly recommend completing your mail-in ballot and Returning it ASAP when you receive it.  While the overwhelming majority of ballots are returned to the Elections Department quickly, we know of instances where it took more than 10 days for ballots to make it to the Elections Dept. in the Primary even though they were mailed from within the County.”

Returning your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

After you have submitted a valid application to vote by mail, you will receive a mail-in ballot in the mail, when they are sent out (e.g. the end of September for the upcoming election), pursuant to the application, unless the Collin Elections Department contacts you directly.

You can return your completed mail-in ballot two ways:

  • Mail Your Ballot (with postage) to: 
    Collin County Elections Department
    2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102
    McKinney, TX 75069

     or
  • In Person Drop-Off  at The Collin County Elections office (whenever the polls are open (i.e. 7am-7pm now through Oct. 30, except on Sundays when the hours are 1pm-6pm). The Collin County Elections Office now has a drive through drop-off station behind the building, so you don’t have to leave your car. You will be required to show your ID when you submit your mail-in ballot in person at the elections office. You can simply drive up, show them your ID, sign a form, give them your ballot, and drive off. 
  • The Collin County Elections Department 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney, TX 75069 
Important:
  •  Only one first-class stamp is required on when mailing in your ballot.
  •  Only one ballot may be put in an envelope. Example: if you put your ballot and your spouse’s in the same envelope, it is likely that one or both of the ballots will not count.
  • Place your ballot in the return envelope, seal it, and THEN sign the envelope.
    If you sign the envelope and then seal it, you will obscure your signature and make it more difficult for elections officials to validate and count your ballot.
  • We strongly recommend you fill out and send in your ballot as soon as you receive it.
  • NOTE: Mail-in ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. November 4 in order to count.
  • We recommend mail-in ballots be mailed at least 10 days prior to the November 3 election.
  • The Collin Elections Department has an email address for questions about voting by mail.  It is absenteemailballoting@collincountytx.gov