Fort Bend County Voting

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DISCLAIMER:
The information on this page reflects the County’s website (listed above), and if there is something missing, please check your county’s website to see if that information is there or call your county’s Clerk or Election Administrator. Check this web page frequently as noted missing information will be added as soon as it is released by the county.

VOTING TIMELINE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 24, 2022

Last Day to Apply for a Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, November 4, 2022

Last Day to receive Mail-In Ballot

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by 5:00 pm (the next business day after Election Day).
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day which is November 8, 2022. 
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day (due to weekend) after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.

 

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REGISTER TO VOTE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be registered 30 days before the election

Click here for information on how to Register To Vote

Visit any Elections Administrator's Office location and submit your completed, signed form from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Download and print an application:

 application by the 30th day before any election in which you desire to vote to:

Registering to vote is fast and easy! Simply print, sign and return the completed Voter Registration Application and mail the signed application (at least 30 days before the election date) to:

Mailing Address
Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson St.
Richmond, TX 77469-3108
or
Physical Address
Fort Bend County Elections
4520 Reading Road Suite A - 400
Rosenberg, TX 77471-2133
* We cannot accept completed applications by Fax
You can also pick-up an application at your local U.S. Postal office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices.

October 11, 2022 is the last day voters may register to vote, or update their address, prior to Election Day, November 8, 2022

You may update your name and/or address online if you still live in the county in which you are currently registered to vote. If you have moved to a new county, it is necessary to re-register using the printed Voter Registration Application provided in the section above. Online name and/or address changes must be submitted by the 30th day before any election in which you desire to vote. Click the link below to submit your online name and/or address change (this service provided by the Texas Secretary of State and Texas.gov).

 

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Early Voting

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Early Voting is from October 24 to November 4, 2022

DATES AND HOURS

October 24 thru October 28, (Monday - Friday)....................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM 
October 29 (Saturday)............................................................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 30 (Sunday).............................................................12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

(Some locations closed; click on link below to find open locations)
October 31 thru November 4 (Monday - Friday).......................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

Fort Bend County's registered voters may choose vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at any one of the Fort Bend County early voting sites by clicking the below link:

Click here to view or print Fort Bend County's early Voting Locations & Schedule

Click here for a Google Map of Early Voting Locations

All registered voters in Fort Bend County can go to any of our designated Vote Centers during early voting and on Election Day to cast their ballot

 

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Mail In Voting

VOTING BY MAIL

Click here for details on "Voting By Mail"

REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE BY MAIL

If you are a registered voter of Fort Bend County, you may be able to vote by mail if any of the following conditions would prevent you from going to the polls.

  • Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and on Election Day.
    (These ballots may only be mailed to an address outside of Fort Bend County.)
  • Disability
  • Expecting to give birth within 3 weeks before, or after, Election Day.
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony

You must make a written request for a ballot by mail. In applying, you must:

  • State the address at which you are registered to vote.
  • NEW REQUIREMENT: Provide your Texas Driver’s License, Texas Personal Identification Number. Or Election Certificate Number issues by the Department of Public Safety (Not your Voter certificate or VUID number)
  • Provide the address to which you want the ballot mailed. If the ballot is not being mailed outside the County, nor to the address at which you are registered, then you must provide a description of that such as nursing home, hospital, etc. 
  • Give one of the reasons listed above for requesting a ballot.
  • You must sign the application with pen & ink.  Electronic, or facsimile signatures are not accepted.
  • If you are unable to sign the application due to physical disability or illiteracy, the application may be signed by a witness.
  • If someone assists you in completing the application or mails the application for you, they must sign as an assistant.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Voters applying due to their absence from the county will need to submit an application for each election.  The exception is that an application may cover both a Primary Election and a resulting Runoff.  Persons who are applying for a Ballot by Mail based upon age or disability may make an annual application that will allow them to receive a ballot in all elections in which they are entitled to vote. These applications may be submitted any time after January 1 of each year, but expire at the end of that year. All applications must be signed. Applications must be received by this office no later than the 11th day before Election Day. 

All applications must be signed in pen & ink.

HOW TO RETURN AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or as an email attachment. If the application is submitted by fax or email, the applicant must also submit the ORIGINAL application BY MAIL not later than the 4th business day after submitting the faxed or emailed application.

Mailing Address

Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469         

Fax: 281-341-4418
Email: [email protected]

Voters may personally deliver the application for "Vote By Mail" on or before October 24, 2022 (the 11th day before an election) to:

Fort Bend County Elections
4520 Reading Road,   Suite A-400
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

All voted ballots that are returned on, or before, Election Day (November 8, 2022) will be counted. Voted ballots received not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after the election will also be counted if mailed before Election Day. Ballots received on the day after an election must be clearly postmarked on or before Election Day. Voted ballots mailed from outside the United States may be counted if clearly postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Elections Administrator not later than the fifth day after Election Day.

A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Fort Bend County Election Administrator’s Office in the Official Carrier Envelope provided to you. It may be returned in any of the following manners:

1) Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service (You will need two standard stamps when mailing your ballot ($1.10 total postage). 

  • Ballot must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (November 8, 2022) and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9.

2) In-person drop off at our Central Count facility, which is located at XXXXXXXXXX on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess 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)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

3) Common or contract carrier; such as personal courier. or FedEx or UPS, or other contracted mail service

Send to:

Fort Bend County Elections
4520 Reading Road,   Suite A-400
Rosenberg, TX 77471

or

Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469     

  • Ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
  • If the carrier provides receipt mark indicating a time before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, it may be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day.

IN-PERSON DROP OFF - ELECTION DAY ONLY

Note: Texas State Election Law SB-1 has has eliminated any in-person drop off prior to Election Day.

In-person drop off on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess 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)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

Here is the drop off location on Election Day:

Fort Bend County Elections
4520 Reading Road,   Suite A-400
Rosenberg, TX 77471

or

Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469  

LAST DAY TO RECEIVE MAIL-IN BALLOT

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the next business day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6t h day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Telephone: 281-341-8670
Fax: 281-341-4418
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Click here to track your Mail-In Ballot

 

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Military_Overseas Voting

 

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING

Click here for information on Military and Overseas Voting

Voters who are registered in Fort Bend County but are residing overseas as well as members of the military and their dependents may always use the state registration and ballot by mail application. In addition, a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) may be used by the following persons:

  • Active duty military, spouses and dependents voting from outside Fort Bend County
  • U.S. Citizens (nonmilitary) temporarily overseas and away from Fort Bend County
  • U.S. Citizens (nonmilitary) permanently overseas who used to reside in Fort Bend County

PROCESS

  1. Apply
    Fill out and submit your FPCA (Federal Postcard Application) as soon as possible but not later than 11 days before Election Day. FPCA forms are available from U.S. embassies, consulates, and from the voting assistance officer at each military installation. An online version of the FPCA form is available from the website of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, http://www.fvap.gov/
     
  2. Vote
    Receive your ballot or use the FWAB (Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot). You must have submitted an FPCA application before you vote using a FWAB.
     
  3. Cast your Ballot
    Cast your vote by returning your marked ballot by Election Day, November 8, 2022 or the 6th day after, if voting from overseas.

COMPLETING THE FPCA

  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number OR your Texas driver’s license number is required for voter registration in Texas.
  • You must provide your political party preference in Item 6 of the FPCA form if you wish to vote in Primary elections. Party preference is not required if you are requesting by-mail ballots only for general elections.
  • It is strongly recommended that FPCA applicants provide an e-mail address and fax number (if available) in the “Remarks” section of the FPCA so that we can quickly contact you if your application is missing required information.

SUBMITTING THE COMPLETED FPCA FORM

You may send the completed and signed FPCA to our office by:

  • Mail: (common or contract carrier)

Fort Bend County Elections
4520 Reading Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471-2133 

The Federal Voting Assistance Program also provides assistance in faxing or emailing FPCA forms from locations outside the United States.

DATES FOR SUBMITTING THE COMPLETED FPCA

In order to receive a full ballot, the FPCA application must be received by the Elections Administration Department or be postmarked no later than the 20th day before election day. Also, the applicant will receive only a federal ballot if the FPCA is submitted after the 20th day before election day and before the 6th day before election day AND the applicant is already registered to vote in Fort Bend County.

An FPCA applicant will receive a federal ballot ONLY if the FPCA is submitted after the 30th day before election day and the person is NOT already registered to vote in Fort Bend County.

Receiving your ballot

If your completed FPCA is timely received, your ballot may be sent to you by one of the following methods.

  • Mail
  • E-mail
  • Common or contract carrier (if paid for by the voter)

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

Your voted ballot must be returned by mail or by common or contract carrier (certain exceptions apply – see “Faxing your ballot” below).

Your voted ballot must be received no later than 7:00 PM on election day, except that a ballot cast from outside the United States may be counted if it was mailed before the polls closed and it is received not later than the fifth day after election day, unless it is a FPCA not later than the sixth day. The envelope in which the ballot is returned must be properly addressed with postage, and bear a cancellation mark from a postal service or a receipt mark from a common or contract carrier before 7:00 PM on election day. It will be presumed timely received if there is no postmark or receipt mark but all other requirements are met. Voted ballots should be mailed or sent by common or contract carrier to the Fort Bend County central mail center in Richmond:

Fort Bend County Elections
301 Jackson Street
Richmond, TX 77469-2133

Faxing your ballot

In certain circumstances, military voters are eligible to return their voted ballots by fax. Texas law provides for the electronic transmission of a mail ballot by a military voter and his or her spouse and dependents IF the ballot is cast from an area in which the voter is eligible to receive hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay or a location that has been designated by the President of the United States as a combat zone. Please note that an electronically transmitted ballot submitted under these circumstances supersedes any other ballot transmitted to the Elections Administration Department.

Fax: 281-341-4418

If you are eligible to take advantage of this procedure, it is recommended that you review the federal Fax & Email Guidelines at: http://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/sending-ballots/fax-email.

 

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Polling Locations

ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Election Day Polling Sites are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

**Voters can now vote at ANY voting site on Election Day!**

Click here to view or print the November 3, 2020 Election Day voting poll locations and times

Click here for a Google Map of Election Day Voting Locations

 

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Sample Ballot

SAMPLE BALLOT

Click here for a sample Ballot for your precinct - Link currently not available 

The Sample Ballot provides the order of contests and candidates appear on the ballot.

Click here to find your polling precinct

 

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PRECINCT MAPS

Click here for Fort Bend County Precinct Maps

 

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VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Click here for Voter ID Requirements

 

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