AUSTIN, Texas — Questions about voting continue to come into the KVUE newsroom, so the KVUE Defenders are taking a few.
Question: "When is the deadline to send in mail-in ballots?"
Answer: If your ballot is postmarked before Election Day, it can be received by your local elections office by 5 p.m. the day after Election Day. But if your mail-in ballot is not postmarked or if you're hand delivering it, the deadline is 7 p.m. on Election Day.
For members of the military and people sending in ballots from outside the U.S., ballots must be postmarked before 7 p.m. on Election Day and must be received by the local elections office within five business days after Election Day.
Question: "If I submitted a mail-in ballot in Travis County for the last election, do I have to apply again?"
Answer: If you selected "annual application" on your application, you will receive a ballot by mail for all elections in that year. Travis County requires that registered voters request an application for a ballot by mail each year. So, if you're receiving ballots this year, you'll need to resubmit your application again after Jan. 1.
We want to know what questions you have about the election. Text them to 512-459-9442 and we’ll do our best to answer them.
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