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Election Q&A: Who can request a mail-in ballot?

KENS 5 is answering your election questions.

SAN ANTONIO — Every day until Election Day, KENS 5 is answering your election questions. During the pandemic, voters are concerned about coronavirus and going out to polling places.

So, who can request a mail-in ballot in Texas? Here' are the requirements:

  • You must be 65 years of age or older,
  • Be sick or disabled,
  • Be out of your county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance,
  • Or be confined in jail but still eligible to vote.

The Texas Secretary of State website has step-by-step instructions to submit an application.