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Ask 2: Can mail-in ballots be dropped off in person at the county clerk’s office?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, file photo, mailed-in ballots are sorted and bundled, ready for counting at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk, Calif. Over 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in California's March 2020 presidential primary, highlighting a glaring gap in the effort to ensure every vote is counted as a national dispute rages over the integrity of vote-by-mail elections. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, file photo, mailed-in ballots are sorted and bundled, ready for counting at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk, Calif. Over 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in California's March 2020 presidential primary, highlighting a glaring gap in the effort to ensure every vote is counted as a national dispute rages over the integrity of vote-by-mail elections. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTONAt KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

Question: Can mail-in ballots be dropped off in person at the county clerk’s office?

Answer: Yes.

Under Texas’ election code, mail-in ballots can be dropped off in person at the county clerk’s office, according to a report by The Texas Tribune.

Voters who chose to hand-deliver their absentee ballot will need to do so on election day and provide a valid form of ID.

Dropping off your ballot is a great way to ensure your vote is counted if you believe that your mail-in ballot will not be received by the deadline.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on election day and be received by 5 p.m. or sooner the following day.Ak

Harris County voters older than 65 can also bring their mail-in ballots to a polling station on election day.

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