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Voting (Ballots) by Mail
To vote by mail, you must request a ballot for each election. To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas, you must:
  • be 65 years or older;
  • be disabled;
  • be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
Notes:
  • Regular mail ballot applications for the over 65 years of age or Disabled groups are only applicable for the one election that the application is filled out for.
  • If you are in the military or a citizen overseas, click here to obtain a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). These applications stay in effect for 2 Federal Elections so it is important to update your mailing address with the county.
Please note additional information pertaining to mail ballot applications:
  • A mail ballot application may be obtained online by clicking here
  • A mail ballot application may also be obtained by contacting Joanna Stanfield at (903) 590-4776 or by email to request an application be mailed to you.
  • As a final option, you may request a mail ballot application be mailed to you by clicking here
  • Once the application is completed, mail it to:
    Smith County Elections Administration
    Attn: Joanna Stanfield
    302 E. Ferguson
    Tyler, Texas 75702
  • Mail ballot applications must be submitted to the mail ballot clerk on or after the 60th day before Election Day and before the close of business on the 7th day before Election Day. If the 7th day is a weekend, the last day to submit an application is the preceding Friday.
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