The Texas Democratic Primary is March 6, the first in the nation, so request your ballot NOW—and you'll be signed up to get a ballot for every election in 2018. One form does it all!
The primary election will choose the candidates who will run to break the Republican majority in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Texas is traditionally a deep-red state, but it is ripe for Democrats to make inroads. Voters are motivated and, for the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in every Congressional District in Texas.
Overseas voters who indicate that they "intend to return" on the ballot request form may also vote in Texas state elections. Electing Democrats to the Texas state legislature and local offices is the best way to hold Republicans accountable for the damage they and Trump are doing to the U.S. and the world.
Register to Vote
If you are currently not registered to vote, go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the ballot request form. Then print it out, sign it and EMAIL or MAIL it to your Local Election Official in Texas.
- If you indicate you "intend to return", your form must be RECEIVED in Texas by Monday, February 5 to vote in the primary for both state and federal offices.
- To vote in primary for federal offices only, your form must be RECEIVED in Texas by Friday, February 23.
Request an Absentee Ballot
Overseas voters need to request a ballot every calendar year you want to vote. Be sure to submit a ballot request for 2018! Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill in the form. Then print it out, sign it and EMAIL or MAIL to your Local Election Official in Texas. To vote in the primary, your form must be RECEIVED in Texas by Friday, February 23, but earlier is better.
Return Voted Ballot
When you receive the official ballot, vote right away. Your voted Absentee Ballot must be returned by MAIL, postmarked by Tuesday, March 6 and received by Monday, March 12. Don't wait for the deadline, send your ballot as soon as you can.