The Texas Secretary of State’s office deals with a spike in requests for mail-in ballots ahead of next month’s election. The elections division received just 71,000 requests for mail-in ballots four years ago. This year, they’ve received 470,000. Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by county offices tomorrow, not just postmarked. People can download the application. They can also print it, sign it, scan and email it to their Elections Office. You’ll need to get a hard copy delivered within four days.