AARP is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing political candidates or political parties at any level of government. AARP also has a long history of advocating for voting rights. In fact, older folks are historically the most likely to register and vote.
YOU make the difference in every election. That is why we want you to know the facts about how you and other eligible voters can exercise your right to vote in upcoming elections. Soon, primary runoff elections will be taking place throughout our state. Voting by mail is an option for some Texans.Under Texas law, to be eligible to vote early by mail in this state, you must be one of the following:
- 65 years or older;
- Out of your home county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- Be confined in jail but otherwise eligible to vote.
If you think you qualify, one of the easiest ways to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is through the office of the Texas Secretary of State. Follow this link and observe the directions for submitting an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.
You don’t want to wait. Your completed application to vote by mail must be received by July 2 to vote in the July 14 Texas primary runoff. Act now by following the steps outlined here or entering this link into your internet browser: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml