Voting by Mail

Victoria, TX – The 2016 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Victoria County is conducting this election as a Joint Primary Election with the Republican and Democratic Parties. On Election Day 35 Vote Centers will open for all voters.

The Republican and Democratic parties purpose for holding the primary is to select their nominee for each office. Voters may participate in the political activities of only one party in a primary year. Therefore a voter must choose only one party. At the beginning of the year voters are not affiliated with either party. It is the act of voting which determines your party selection.

Although the parties are responsible for Election Day, the county is responsible for conducting early voting. The early voting clerk has begun accepting applications for a ballot by mail. To receive a ballot in the mail a voter must meet one or more of the following criteria;

Sixty-five years of age or older on Election Day

A disability which prevents the voter from entering a polling location

Confined in jail but not having been finally convicted of a felony

Absent from the county during early voting and on Election day

An eligible voter must submit a written application for a mail ballot and must designate for which party they are requesting a ballot. The last day to receive an application is February 19, 2016. Applications may be found online at http://www.vctx.org/pdf/electpdf/ABBM.pdf. You may contact the Elections Office at 576-0124 and request an application be mailed to you. You may also email us at elections@vctx.org requesting an application.

Early Voting in Person will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and continue weekdays through Friday, February 26, 2016. The Main Early Voting Polling Place is in Classroom A at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center located at 2805 N. Navarro. Hours of operation each day will be from 8 am to 5 pm. There will be additional days and hours will be posted at a later time.

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