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Explaining Limited Ballots In Texas


Who is Eligible to cast a Limited Ballot?

A registered voter who has moved from the county in which he or she is registered, to a new county of residence in Texas, and who will not be registered to vote in the new county on or before October 11, 2022, may be eligible to vote a “limited ballot.” Limited ballots may be voted in person in the voter’s new county of residence in the upcoming November 8, 2022 General Election under the following conditions:

● The person seeking to vote a limited ballot would be eligible to vote in the former county of residence on election day if still residing there;

● The person seeking to vote a limited ballot is registered to vote in the former county of residence at the time the person

○ offers to vote in the new county of residence OR

○ applies for registration in the new county; AND

● The person’s voter registration is not effective in the new county of residence on or before election day on November 8, 2022.

Time for Casting a Limited Ballot

Voters may vote using this limited ballot procedure only during the early voting period, which runs from Monday, October 24, 2022 through Friday, November 4, 2022.

In-Person: A person may vote a limited ballot in-person only at the main early voting polling place in their new county of residence.

By Mail: A person may vote a limited ballot by mail only if the voter is eligible to vote by mail, and they must submit their Application for a Ballot By Mail to the early voting clerk for the county in which they now reside.

What’s on a Limited Ballot?

A person casting a limited ballot may vote on all statewide races and any district offices that are in common between both their former and their new county of residence.

If you have any more questions regarding limited ballots or anything else election related, call our 866-OUR-VOTE hotline!

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