Vote by Mail

If you are eligible, you can apply to vote at home and stay safe! 
Who can vote by mail in Texas? 

  • 65 years or older

  • Sick or disabled

  • Out of the county during early voting and election day 

  • In jail but otherwise eligible to vote.

​How to obtain an application to vote by mail:

  • Print an application, contact your county election official for an application, or request an application from the secretary of state's office

  • Fill out, sign, and mail to your Early Voting Clerk, county clerk or election administrator in the county where you are registered to vote.

  • Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, October 23, 2020, for the General Election. 

When is the deadline to apply to vote by mail in the November 3, 2020 election?

  • Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, October 23, 2020, for the General Election. 

Need more information? Start with LWVTX's helpful website.

LWV Voters Guide

This Voters Guide is funded and published by the League of Women Voters of Texas. The League never supports or opposes candidates for office or political parties. For a hundred years, the League has been helping voters cast an informed vote when they go to the polls.

The LWV Texas Voters Guide covers statewide candidates, State Board of Education, Supreme Court Justices, Court of Appeals Justices, and US Representative and Texas House Rep candidates that did not have a local league.  Each candidate was emailed three times during production. If a candidate did not respond in time to be included in the printed Voters guide, they can still respond for inclusion in VOTE411.org.

The linked documents in English and Spanish are pdf files that can be viewed on-line or printed to take with you to the voting booth.

You pick up a Voters Guide at the following locations:

(if they are not there yet, the will be there soon)



  • Friench Simpson Memorial Library

  • Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

  • Morton's

  • San Miguel Supermarket

  • and other locations around town


  • Shiner Library

  • Shiner Chamber of Commerce

  • Shinerville Coffee House


  • Moulton Chamber of Commerce


  • Waelder Public Library

  • Yoakum Chamber of Commerce

And in neighboring counties:

  • Schulenberg Public Library

  • LaGrange Public Library

  • Gonzales Public Library


VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:

  • Absentee ballot information

  • Ballot measure information (where applicable)

  • Early voting options (where applicable)

  • Election dates

  • Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races

  • General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye

  • ID requirements

  • Polling place locations

  • Registration deadlines

  • Voter qualifications

  • Voter registration forms

  • Voting machines

The Vote 411 Voter Guide is personalized for candidates and races that will be on your ballot - with an option to print a ballot with the candidates that you select. It includes information on candidates and races in Lavaca County in addition to information on state and national races and candidates.

Go to Vote411.org for generalized election information on the topics listed above

Go to your Vote411 Voters Guide

Lavaca County Information

For specific information about voting in Lavaca County, contact Lavaca County Elections:


Lavaca County Courthouse Annex

Gwen Holt, Lavaca County Elections Administrator
412 N. Texana
P.O. Box 727
Hallettsville, TX 77964

(361) 798-3594 phone

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed 12 Noon - 1 PM)