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Rusk County Elections Office
204 N. Main St.
Henderson, TX 75652
Phone:
903-657-0321
Fax:
903-657-0319

elections@ruskcountytx.gov

 

Shannon Brown

Lisa Sanders

 

 


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NEXT ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2024

 

 

 

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  • Register to Vote 

    In order to vote, you must be registered.  Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the election date.

    You are eligible to register if:

    • You are a US Citizen;
    • You are a resident of the county;
    • You are at least 17 years & 10 months of age;
    • You have not been declared by a court of law to be either totally, or partially mentally incapacitated, AND
    • You have not been convicted of a felony, or, if convicted, must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote

    Register Now  (new Rusk County voters)

    Mail To

    Rusk County Elections

    PO BOX 668

    Henderson, TX 75653

     

    You may also call to request that an application be mailed to you. 903-657-0321

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    Am I Registered?

    Check Your Registration Status

    Name or Address Changes (Rusk County registered voters who are moving WITHIN Rusk County)

     

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    Volunteer Deputy Registrars

    What is a VDR?

    • A Volunteer Deputy Registrar is a person trained and appointed by our office that helps eligible citizens register to vote. 

    How do I become a VDR?

    • To become a VDR, please call to schedule a training session. 903-657-0321

    How long does training last?

    • Training takes approximately 30 minutes.

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  • Voter ID

    • ID options for Texas voters have been

      updated. To read more - click here

     

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    Voting Order Priority

    • An election officer may give voting priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around. To read more - click here

     

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  • Voting By Mail

    In order to vote by mail, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

    • 65 years or older
    • Sick or disabled
    • Expected Absence from the County  (Must be absent during the entirety of early voting, Election Day, AND provide an out-of-county address where your ballot can be mailed AND include the dates you can receive mail at that address)
    • Confined in jail, but otherwise eligible 

    You may also call to request that an application be mailed to you. 903-657-0321


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    Submitting an Application

    Mail

    Rusk County Elections

    PO Box 668

    Henderson, TX 75653

     

    Hand Deliver 

    Rusk County Elections Office

    204 N. Main Street

    Henderson, TX 75652

     

    Fax

    Attn. Early Voting Clerk

    903-657-0319

     

    Email

    elections@ruskcountytx.gov

    Hard copy must be sent by mail & be received not later than the 4th business day following email submission.

    Vote by Mail (Application for Ballot by Mail): First day to file for Absentee Ballot or FPCA is January 1.

    Last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail – February 23, 2024 (must be received by this day, NOT postmarked)

    Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM)- If you are voting early because of an expected absence, you may apply in person for a ballot by mail before the early “voting in person” period begins (usually the 17th day before the election). If you are voting by mail because you are disabled or are 65 years of age or older, you may use a single application to request ballots by mail for all county elections in the calendar year. To do so, simply mark “Annual Application” on your application for a ballot by mail when selecting the election for which you are applying.

    If you are voting in a political party’s primary election, you MUST check which party’s primary you are voting in to receive the correct primary ballot.

    Click Here for an Application for Ballot by Mail – - Once you have completed the form, please mail it to:
    Rusk County Elections Office
    PO Box 668
    Henderson, TX 75653

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    Military & Overseas Voters - FPCA

    To be eligible for an FPCA in Texas you must meet one of the following criteria:

    • A member of the U.S. armed forces, their spouse, or a dependent; stationed outside of Rusk County;
    • a U.S. Citizen (nonmilitary) temporarily residing overseas, living abroad; OR
    • a U.S. Citizen (nonmilitary) permanently residing overseas, with no intent to return*

    *only eligible to vote on federal races

    The FPCA must include an address where the applicant is located outside of Rusk County.

    FPCA Form

    FPCA Ballot Tracking

    To learn more about military and overseas voting, visit www.fvap.gov

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    Submitting an FPCA

    Mail

    Rusk County Elections

    PO Box 668

    Henderson, TX 75653

    Hand Deliver

    Rusk County Elections Office

    204 N. Main Street

    Henderson, TX 75653

    Fax

    Attn. Early Voting Clerk

    903-657-0319

    Email

    elections@ruskcountytx.gov

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  • MAY 4, 2024 - Local Election

    Monday, January 1, 2024

    First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

    Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)

    Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)

    Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

    Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)

    Thursday, April 4, 2024

    Last Day to Register to Vote

    Monday, April 22, 2024

    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
    (Received, not Postmarked)

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    Saturday, May 4, 2024
    ELECTION DAY

    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

     

    NOVEMBER 5, 2024 – PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    Monday, January 1, 2024*

    First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
    *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.

    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only, such as a city or a MUD)

    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers)

    Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

    Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only, such as a city or a MUD)

    Monday, August 19, 2024

    Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers)

    Friday, August 23, 2024

    Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only, such as a city or a MUD)

    Monday, October 7, 2024

    Last Day to Register to Vote

    Monday, October 21, 2024

    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    Friday, October 25, 2024

    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
    (Received, not Postmarked)

    Friday, November 1, 2024

    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    Tuesday, November 5, 2024

    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 6, 2024 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)


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