Texas Decides So You Want An Absentee Ballot In Texas? Here's How To Get One. By Matt Largey • Sep 26, 2018 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT We got a question for our TX Decides project from Victoria, who asked: I am registered in Bastrop County but am working in D.C. at the moment, is there a way to get a ballot? The short answer is: Yes. You can vote by mail.