Texas voter who wish to cast their ballot by mail have until Friday to request a ballot in time for the November 4th election.

The option of voting by mail is automatically granted to the disabled and citizens over 65 years of age. Voters who are away from their county on election day and during the early voting period or eligible voters who are jailed during that time may also request a ballot. In most cases, those voting by mail are not required to present a photo I.D.

In order to receive a ballot, voters must file a request with their county's voting clerk. A printable PDF of the application can be found at www.votetexas.gov, as well as instructions on how to fill out the form, where to send it and requirements for anyone who helps a voter fill out the form. Applications can also be requested online by voters who do not have access to a printer.

Early voting in Texas began Monday, November 20.