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If you are eligible to vote by mail, skip the line.  Don’t put yourself or someone else at risk.  Applications for mail ballots can be submitted after January 1, 2022.  

Request for Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)

You are eligible to request an Application for Ballot by mail if you are qualified to Vote in Texas and fall under one of the following reasons:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Disability
  • Expected absence from the county - You will receive a ballot for the upcoming election and its resulting runoff if your dates of absence from the county include both elections
  • Confinement in Jail or Involuntary Civil Commitment - You will only receive a ballot for the upcoming election and any resulting runoff 
  • Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day

If eligible, download the application, print, sign, and mail to the Val Verde County Clerk’s Office: 

Val Verde County Clerk

Generosa Gracia-Ramon

Val Verde County 

P.O.Box 1267

Del Rio, Texas 78841-1267

If all voters who are 65 or older would cast mail ballots, it would significantly reduce the line at the polls during the early voting period and on Election Day.


Last day to apply for Ballot By Mail (received at Elections office, not Postmarked) is:

 Friday, February 18, 2022

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Military & Overseas Voters

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is a form provided by federal law to permit members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Merchant Marines, their dependents, and U.S. citizens abroad to vote early by mail and, if necessary, to temporarily register to vote.


You are eligible to vote early with an FPCA if you are qualified to vote in Texas and one of the following:

* Federal law defines “overseas” as anywhere outside the United States. If you are not one of these voters, you need the regular early voting by mail procedure.

  • I am on active duty in the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine or I am an eligible spouse or dependent
  • I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and I intend to return
  • I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and my intent to return is uncertain (Federal Ballot Only)
  • I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and I have never lived in the United States

Please visit Vote Texas for more information about FPCA's.

If you cannot vote by mail, make sure to wear a mask, treat other voters with kindness, even though they might be voting differently than you; and show appreciation for the poll workers, many of whom are older.  They are taking great risks to keep democracy running.

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