Any registered voter of the county may apply for a ballot by mail if you are:

  • 65 years of age or older (Texas Election Code 82.003)
  • Sick or disabled (Texas Election Code 82.002)
  • Out of the county on Election Day and during the period of Early Voting by personal appearance (must provided out of county address) (Texas Election Code 82.001)
  • Confined in jail, but eligible to vote (Texas Election Code 82.004)

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To vote by mail, you must first apply for a ballot.  The Early Voting Clerk does not mail applications or ballots without a specific request from the voter.

You may submit a letter for a ballot by mail in lieu of completing the above application.

Your letter must include ALL of the following information:

  1. * Your name and address at which you are registered to vote in the County of Marion.
  2. * The address to which the ballot is to be mailed.
  3. * The election date and the election name for which you are requesting a ballot.
  4. * The Political Party you are requesting (if Primary Election or Primary Runoff)
  5. * A reason why you are eligible to vote early by mail. 
  6. * Your signature, or a witness’ signature if you cannot sign

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible to vote early because you expect to be out of the county, your application must include the out-of-county address where you want your ballot mailed.

If a person assists you in completing an application to vote by mail or mails/faxes/emails the application on your behalf, then that person must complete BOX 6 on the application. 


If you are unable to sign your name (due to physical disability or illiteracy), you must affix your mark to the application in BOX 5 or, if you are unable to make a mark, then the Witness must complete the information in BOX 6.

If you have further questions or need additional assistance, please contact our office at (903)665-3281 option 3.

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