In Texas, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early in Person
All voters in Texas can vote in person before Election Day at designated early voting sites from October 20, 2012 to November 2, 2012.
Vote Early by Mail
You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail, if one of the following applies to you:
You will be away from your county on Election Day and during the early voting period
You are sick or disabled
You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day
You are confined to jail (not on a felony conviction)
If you are eligible, complete the Absentee Voter Application
and return it to your county's Early Voting Clerk either by mail or in person. Your Early Voting Clerk must receive your Application by October 30, 2012 at 5pm.
Your mail-in absentee ballot must be completed and in the hands of the Early Voting Clerk by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.