There are two ways to vote early in Texas: in person and by mail.
Any registered voter in Burnet County may vote early in person at the designated early voting locations specified by the political subdivision holding the election. Generally, Burnet County conducts early voting at the first floor courtroom in the main Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce, Burnet, TX 78611 and in the courtroom at the Marble Falls Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Pkwy., Marble Falls, TX 78654. Burnet County registered voters may vote early at either location, regardless of where they would vote on Election Day. The early voting locations are open each weekday, and, depending on the election, may be open for extended hours on two weekdays or for a few hours on one Saturday during the early voting period. You do not need a reason to vote early in person.
Curbside voting service is available at either early voting location to any voter who has difficulty walking or standing for long periods. You may call ahead (512/715-5288) to notify the early voting clerk that you will want such curbside service, or, if the voter is accompanied by another person, that person may come into the polling location and notify the early voting clerk that curbside service is being requested.
Voting by mail is limited to certain classes of voters. You may vote early by mail if you are:
absent from Burnet County on Election Day and during early voting.
sick or disabled.
65 years of age or older on Election Day.
confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
Applications for a ballot by mail may be requested through the Secretary of State http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml or via telephone call (512/715-5288) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to the Elections Administrator, who will mail or fax the application to you. (Once early voting starts, the application must be mailed or faxed to an address outside of Burnet County if the reason for requesting the mail ballot is absence from Burnet County.)
An application for ballot by mail may be picked up in person at the Elections Administrator's office in the Records Building, located behind the Burnet County Courthouse Annex, 1701 E. Polk St., Burnet, TX 78611, up until the time early voting starts if the reason for requesting the mail ballot is absence from Burnet County.
Complete, sign, and mail or fax the application to:
220 S. Pierce
Burnet, TX 78611
FAX: (512) 715-5287
Please make sure that all the required information is completed on the application. If the application is incomplete, it will be rejected and returned to you with a notice of the deficiencies that must be corrected.
An application for ballot by mail may be submitted no earlier than 60 days before Election Day, and no later than seven days before Election Day. Ballots will be mailed out no sooner than 45 days before Election Day and not later than the 7th calendar day after the later of the date the voter’s application is accepted or the date the ballots become available for mailing.
If a voter qualifies for a mail ballot based on absence from Burnet County, the mail ballot must be sent to the voter at an address outside of Burnet County, and the returned voted ballot must have a postmark from outside Burnet County.
Once an application for mail ballot has been received and accepted, the voter is marked as “voted” in the voter registration list for that election. Should the voter decide to vote in person instead, either early or on Election Day, the voter will be required to cancel his or her mail ballot application and to complete the appropriate affidavit before voting in person.
Your voted mail ballot must be received by the early voting clerk no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. (There is a grace period for overseas voters. Please see that section of this website.)