Cooke County residents have one week remaining to apply for a ballot by mail for the upcoming general election. 

Pam Harrison, chief deputy clerk with the Cooke County Clerk’s office, said applications for ballots by mail must be received at the clerk’s office, located inside the Cooke County Courthouse in downtown Gainesville, no later than 5 p.m. on Friday Oct. 28 for the general election.  

Applications can be found by visiting the county’s website at and locating the Cooke County Clerk’s page. From there, click on “election information.”

One can mail, fax or email their ballot application. All information needed is on the website, Harrison said.

Residents may call Harrison at 940-668-5437 for assistance. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, Harrison had received 558 ballot by mail applications.

In the 2012 presidential election Cooke County had 626 ballots by mail, she said. 

Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 24 at the County Annex Building, 112 South Dixon Street in Gainesville. From Oct. 24-Oct. 28 early voting hours will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 early voting hours will be extended to 7 p.m., county election officials said. 

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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