Holiday Notice: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will be closed from 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office will resume normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 30.
Maintenance Notice: Various applications including SOSDirect will be temporarily unavailable from November 25 - 29 due to scheduled maintenance. Information about this maintenance is available for public review. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Election Advisory No. 2012-06

To: County Clerks/Elections Administrators
From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections
Date: March 30, 2012
RE: Instructions for Emailing Ballots under the Federal MOVE Act

Pursuant to the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (“MOVE”) Act, the blank official ballot must be emailed to any voter who submits a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”) and request that the ballot be emailed. FPCAs on file submitted before October 28, 2009 that are still effective for the 2012 primaries and general election should receive a regular ballot by mail. The following are important deadlines affecting FPCA voters:

May 29, 2012 General Primary Election

July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Election

November 6, 2012 General Election for State and County Officers

Here are the links to FPCA email instructions which we encourage you to use and modify as necessary for your county:

If you have any questions relating to the implementation of the MOVE Act, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.