Staff report


Although the deadline to register to vote in the March 3 Primary Election has passed, there is still time for apply to receive a ballot by mail.


All currently registered Collin County voters are able to request and receive a by-mail ballot as long as certain conditions are met.


Ballots will be mailed to an address outside of Collin County when a voter expects to be absent from the county during the early voting period or on Election Day. Voters who are age 65 or old, disbled or who are in jail but have not been finally convicted of a felony may also request a by-mail ballot.


All requests must include the address at which a voter is registered and list one of the required conditions. It must also include the address where the ballot should be mailed, as well as the voter’s signature.


For ballots set to be mailed outside of the county, but not to the address where a voter is registered, a explanation about the address (such as a nursing home or hospital) must be provided.


By-mail ballot applications must be received by the Collin County Elections Office in McKinney by the close of business on the 11th day proior to the election.


Voted ballots at are returned at or before 7 p.m. on Election Day will be counted. Those received by 5 p.m. the following day will also be counted as long as they are postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day.


To request an absentee ballot or for additional information, visit collincountytx.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx; call 972-547-1996; or email absenteemailballoting@collincountytx.gov.


Prosper residents who live in Denton County may obtain information about by-mail ballots by visiting votedenton.com/early-voting-by-mail-absentee/; calling 940-349-3200; or emailing elections@dentoncounty.com.