Early Voting

The following information is specific to City of Gainesville Elections, not those conducted by Cooke County. For information on elections conducted by Cooke County, view the Cooke County Election Information webpage.


Early Voting

Who:

Any person registered at least 30 days prior to the Election Day.

Election Code provides for all registered voters to vote an early ballot without cause.

Where:

City Hall, 200 S Rusk St. Gainesville, TX 76240.

When:

Between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM beginning on April 19, 2021 and ending on April 27, 2021.

Early voting late hours will be conducted until 7:00 PM on April 22, 2021 and April 26, 2021.

Applications for Early Voting by Mail

Application for ballot by mail should be mailed to Diana Alcala, City Secretary. 200 S. Rusk St. Gainesville, TX 76240.

Eligibility for Early Voting by Mail

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas you must:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Be disabled
  • Be out of the county on Election Day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
  • Be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible

Mail Ballots:

Ballots to be voted by mail may be mailed to voters who have requested them on or after the 45th day before the election date, or as soon as the printed ballots are ready.

Emergency Absentee:

Election Law provides that a registered voter may vote a late (emergency) early ballot if a death occurs in a voter’s immediate family on or after the 5th day before the election date. A voter may also vote a late (emergency) early ballot if a serious illness occurs on or after the day before the last day for submitting an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.