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Hundreds of mail-in ballots are being returned to Texas voters because they don’t comply with new voting law

Local elections officials say an unexpectedly large number of ballots for the March primary are being initially rejected for lacking newly required ID information.

Harris County election workers process and sort mail-in ballots at NRG stadium on Oct. 5, 2020.

New rules for voting by mail

  • You must provide an ID number

  • This is required both when applying for a ballot and when you return it

  • Your ID number must match your voter registration record

  • You can make corrections if you forget to include it but the window is narrowing

Voting FAQ: 2022 primary election

  • When is the last day to register to vote?

  • When can I vote early?

  • How will voting be different because of the pandemic?

  • How do I know if I qualify to vote by mail?

  • Are polling locations the same on election day as they are during early voting?

  • Can I still vote if I have COVID-19?

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