AUSTIN (KXAN) — Wondering if your ballot has been counted?
While ballots won’t be tabulated and included in results until after polls close on Election Day, the Texas Ballot Tracker website can help those who voted early know if their ballot was counted.
Voters can search via voter identification number, or by full name plus the county they voted in, to see if ballots have been received.
If the voter ID or name doesn’t come back with an alert that a ballot hasn’t been received, and you know either voted early or mailed/dropped off a ballot, give it a couple days before you check again. The site says if you mailed in your ballot more than seven days ago, or voted in-person more than three business days ago, contact your local elections office for further help.
The information for this site takes its data from the Texas Secretary of State website, which in turn gets its information from individual counties. People can do a similar search on the website by first selecting “2020 NOVEMBER 3rd GENERAL ELECTION” from the dropdown. Then, under “Early Voting Turnout by Date” people can select a date and press “Submit” to get a spreadsheet where they can search for their names.
Some local elections offices also provide information about mail-in ballots, early voting and election day ballots.
On the Travis County elections website, you can download daily rosters of early voters and who the county has received mail-in ballots from by scrolling down to “Election Day and Early Voting Roster” and selecting the desired day.
For Williamson County, you can track your mail-in ballot by using your Texas driver’s license number and birthday on the county elections website.
In Hays County, officials update a spreadsheet with all the ballots they’ve received. We suggest using the Ctrl+F function in your browser to quickly find your name and confirm.
The Secretary of State allows counties up to six days after Election day to count provisional ballots.
If after that time people still don’t see their ballots counted, they can contact their local elections office to get things sorted out.