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The Honorable Heather Hawthorne
Chambers County Clerk

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Mailing Address:
Chambers County Clerk
PO Box 728
Anahuac, Texas  77514


Physical Address:
Chambers County Clerk
404 Washington Avenue
Anahuac, Texas  77514




(409) 267-2418

(409) 267-8405


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Prescribed by Secretary of State
Section 63.0013, Texas Election Code


Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.

• A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.

• Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.

• Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.

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Prescribed by Secretary of State
Section 63.0013, Texas Election Code


De conformidad con la Sección 63.0013, Código Electoral:
Un oficial de elecciones puede dar prioridad de orden de votación a individuos con un problema de movilidad que dificulta sustancialmente la capacidad de la persona para moverse.

• Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.

• Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonary, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de ayuda.

• Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones determinará si el votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, serán adelantado al frente de la línea.

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Applications for Ballot by Mail:

Heather H. Hawthorne
Early Voting Clerk
PO Box 728
Anahuac, TX 77514

Fax: (409) 267-8405
Office: (409) 267-2420

Who qualifies for an application and ballot by mail?

   A qualified voter may vote by mail if the voter:

      Will be 65 or older on Election Day (Annual or Regular ABBM)
–      Has a Disability (Annual or Regular ABBM)
–      Is Expecting to Give Birth Within Three Weeks Before or After Election Day (Regular ABBM) (New Law)
–      Is Civilly Committed Under Chapter 841, Health and Safety Code (Regular ABBM) (New Law)
–      Expects to be Absent from County during Early Voting and on Election Day (Regular ABBM)
–      Is Confined in Jail (Regular ABBM)
–      Is in the Attorney General Address Confidentiality Program (Regular ABBM)
–      Is Military or Dependent of Military & Outside of Home Texas County (FPCA)
–      Is Temporarily Living Outside the United States (FPCA)
–      Is Living Outside the United States and the Voter has Indicated their Intent to Return is Uncertain (FPCA)
–      Is a member of the National Guard  or Dependent (FPCA) (New Law)

Chapters 82 and 101, Texas Election Code

Application for Ballot by Mail

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2022 Ballot by Mail Guide
2022 Guia de Boleta por Correo

Instructions for submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”):
1. Print the ABBM form OR submit an email to me and an ABBM will be mailed to you.
2. Complete Sections 1 through 8.
3. Sign and Date Section 9.
4. If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
5. If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
6. Affix postage.
a. If you printed the application you must place it in your own envelope and add postage. 
b. If you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you - fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal and add postage.
7. Address and mail the completed ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk, Heather H. Hawthorne PO Box 728 Anahuac, TX 77514. You may also fax the application to: (409) 267-8405. You also have the option of submitting a scanned copy of the completed and signed application to the Early Voting Clerk via email to: 
8. Application for Ballot by Mail? Track my Ballot by Mail

Military and Overseas Voters

First and foremost, we would like to thank you, the military voters, for your service to our country.
To all U.S. citizens overseas, thank you for your interest in your country’s elections while far away. (Federal voting law defines “overseas” as anywhere outside the United States. This includes Canada and Mexico.)

Military and overseas voters are welcome to use the regular registration and early voting by mail process (also known as absentee voting) available to all voters away from their home county on Election Day. However, there are also special provisions for you.

Please click HERE for more information!

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ID required for Texas Voters

You must present one of the following forms of photo ID when
voting in person:*

• Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
• Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
• Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
• United States military identification card containing your photograph
• United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
• United States passport

Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out
a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following
supporting documents:

• Valid voter registration certificate
• Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
• Copy of or original current utility bill
• Copy of or original bank statement
• Copy of or original government check
• Copy of or original paycheck
• Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a

*With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have
expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Exemptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption
to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have
a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please
contact your voter registrar for more details. Chambers County Voter Registration (409) 267-2740.

For more information see the Secretary of State's Website or call Chambers County Clerk’s Office if you have any questions. (409) 267-2421

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