Vote By Mail 2021

What You Need to Know About Voting By Mail In the May 1, 2021 Municipal Election

Deadline for Requesting a Vote By Mail Ballot is Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

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.


Apply for a Mail In Ballot Here :  

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 April 20, 2021.

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. 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, pursuant to the application, unless the Collin Elections Department contacts you directly.

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

  •  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.
  • All voted ballots that are returned on or before 7PM on Election Day will be counted. Those received by 5PM the next business day after Election Day may be counted if they are postmarked by 7PM Election Day.
  • The Collin Elections Department has an email address for questions about voting by mail.  It is