Last Day to Register to Vote: October 9, 2018
September 7, 2018 is the first day that we can accept applications for a ballot by mail for registered voters that are expecting to be absent during early vote and on Election Day. College Students this is for you too!
Ballot by Mail Applications
Monday, January 1st is the first day to request Applications for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) for elections to be held in 2018.
You may qualify for an Application for Ballot by Mail if the reason for voting by mail is
1) 65 years of age or older;
3) expected absence from county;
or 4) confinement in jail.
Voters who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled qualify to apply for an Annual Application for Ballot by Mail. Choosing the “Annual Application”, option ensures that the voter will receive a mail ballot for all elections held during a calendar year. Annual ABBM may be submitted starting the first day of a calendar year (January 1) and not later than the 11th day before Election Day and expire on the last day (December 31) of the year in which it was submitted.
Voters who do not qualify to submit an Annual ABBM may submit an application for a single election starting the first day of the calendar year (January 1) and not later than the 11th day before Election Day. If the 11th day is a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the first preceding business day.
Voters filling out the ABBM need to take in account that 2018 is a primary year and if the voter is requesting a primary ballot, they must check which primary ballot (Democratic or Republican) they would like to have mailed to them.
You can request or download an application from Hood County Elections office (817) 408-2525 or download one by clicking here (English) or here (Spanish). Our mailing address is not on the Spanish form, so you will have to write it on the front. Below is our mailing address.
Applications to vote by mail must be submitted by mail, common or contact carrier, fax or email to the Early Voting Clerk – Hood County Elections Office. NEW: If a voter submits an ABBM via fax or email, the early voting clerk must receive a copy via the mail within four business days of the submission of the fax or email.
Send completed applications to:
Hood County Elections Administrator
1410 W Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048
Fax: (817) 408-2592
Phone: (817) 408-2525
To: Hood County Voters
Mass Mail Out of Voter Registration Certificate Renewals
The Hood County Elections Administration Office began mailing out the new voter registration cards the first week of December. New certificates are mailed every two years to all registered voters that are active. Please check and make sure that all of your information (name, address, precinct number, if in city or not, etc) is correct. If it is correct, then sign the front and keep it. If it is incorrect, please write the correct address on the back of the card, sign it, and put it in the mail box to return to sender.
The new certificates are yellow and are valid from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019. They replace the blue voter registration certificates, which expire on December 31, 2017.
Voters are encouraged to check the information on their new certificates for accuracy, then sign the front of the card and retain for upcoming elections.
Corrections, if necessary, may be made on the back of the card, sign and return to our office.
Any person who has moved, had a name change or been previously registered in Hood County and does not receive a new voter registration certificate by the end of this month should contact our office.
Voters who are placed on the “suspense list” are subject to having their voter registration canceled if their records are not updated within two federal general elections.
Please contact the Hood County Elections Administration Office at 817-408-2525 should you have a question regarding your voter registration certificate.
Responsibilities of Election Office
One of the most important functions of county government is to oversee the electoral process. The Elections Department is responsible for conducting:
- All elections at the federal, state, and county levels
- Certain other elections that contract with Hood County for election services
- Voter registration
**Vote Centers in Hood County**
What does this mean to you? On Election Day, any Hood County registered voter may go to any one of the 10 polling locations in Hood County and vote. You do not have to go to your specific precinct. It is like early voting, but on Election Day!! View a printable flyer with the list of polling location in Hood County. View a Hood County Map of the locations.
Hood County voters use iVotronics from Election Systems and Software to cast their ballot. If you would like to get familiar with how to use the iVotronics before you come to vote, see quick start instructions, or watch a video.