December 9, 2019/Media, Press

RELEASE: The Texas Democratic Party Announces Vote-by-Mail Fund to Fully Fund the Largest Vote-by-Mail program in the Organization’s History, Aims to Mail Out Record-Setting Amount of Applications to Texas Voters 

Texas Democrats Set Goal to Mail Nearly 1 Million Vote- By-Mail Applications in January

Austin, TX — Today, the Texas Democratic Party launched its Vote-by-Mail Fund to fully fund the largest Vote-by-Mail program in the organization’s history. The Texas Democratic Party’s Vote-by-Mail program will send more than 925,000 vote-by-mail applications to Texas voters in the Democratic Primary.

The Texas Democratic Party Vote-by-Mail program has more than tripled the number of Democratic votes by mail the last three election cycles. As part of its ongoing efforts to turn Texas blue and in an effort to combat Republican attempts to suppress the vote, the Texas Democratic Party is launching its most expansive vote-by-mail effort yet. With these historic investments in our voter expansion and protection programs, like Vote-by-Mail, Texas Democrats are poised to turn Texas blue up and down the ballot in 2020.

Texas Democratic Party Vote-By-Mail Director, Hon. Glen Maxey issued the following statement:

“Elections are won or lost with vote-by-mail. The Texas Democratic Party knows that the way we are going to win up and down the ballot in 2020 is by protecting and expanding the vote. To fight back against Republican voter suppression and to make voting easier rather than harder, the Texas Democratic Party is proud to kick off fundraising for our most expansive Vote-by-Mail program ever.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state. This historic investment in our Vote-by-Mail program is the next phase of our plan to win the state of Texas. We will continue to register new voters, expand the electorate, fight back against all Republican attempts to suppress the vote, and harness the energy and enthusiasm that we’ve seen across the state.”

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More Info About Vote-By-Mail

In Texas, you can request a mail-in ballot if you are: 65 years or older, disabled, out of the county on election day and during the period of early voting (this includes students away at college), people who are incarcerated but not convicted, and individuals who were formerly-incarcerated and are off paper. To learn more, visit mytexasvotes.com.