Submission of ABBMs:
Voters may submit a single-use ABBM or an Annual ABBM anytime during the calendar year.
Registered Address on ABBM:
If a voter submits an ABBM that contains an address that is different than the voter’s registered address but is still within the same county, the ABBM will be accepted if the voter returns a completed Statement of Residence. The Carrier Envelope will be stamped “Statement of Residence.” The voter must mail back the completed Statement of Residence along with their balloting materials.
The Governor’s July 27, 2020 proclamation suspended the portion of Section 86.006(a-1) that limits the ability of a voter to hand deliver their marked ballot “only while the polls are open on election day.” This suspension allows a voter to hand-deliver their marked ballot to the early voting clerk’s office any time after the voter receives their ballot until 7:00 p.m. on election day. All other requirements listed in Section 86.006 remain in place.
Only the voter who voted the ballot can hand-deliver their ballot. The voter must present an acceptable form of identification when delivering their ballot. If a voter does not posses and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a reasonable impediment declaration (RID). [Sections 86.006, 63.001, 63.0101].
What does the voter need to give to the early voting clerk’s office?
The voter must execute (sign) their Carrier Envelope as if they were preparing for it to be mailed (Except for postage). The marked ballot must be enclosed in the Carrier Envelope. The carrier envelope must be signed, as the ballot will be sent to the early voting ballot board to verify the voter’s signature pursuant to Section 87.041.