Keeping You Informed!
If you need to re-new or want to become a volunteer deputy voter registrar, you can go to the link below to see the nearest training class to you. Please check often for locations do change.
2018 Voter Registrar Training Schedule
Every VOTE does count!
IMPORTANT 2018 ELECTION DATES
March 6, 2018 - Primary Election
Note: This calendar reflects state law as it exists prior to the end of the 2017 special legislative session. This calendar will be subsequently updated, if necessary, to reflect any changes made by the state legislature.
Last Day to Register to Vote
Monday, February 5, 2018*
*Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves tp the next business day.
First Day of Early Voting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
*First business day after Presidents' Day
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, February 23, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting
Friday, March 2, 2018
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Election Day) at
7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas deadline applies)*
1. Under new law, most local entities now have a "first day" to file.
For the few entities who do not have a first day to file: For the May 6, 2017 election, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. For the November 7, 2017 election, Monday, July 24, 2017 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. (The 30th day before last day on which candidate may file falls on a Saturday, deadline moves to next business day).
Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections. Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note: Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 6, 2017.
2. Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Texas Election Code (the "Code") may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Code. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election; special election write-in rules vary, see long calendars for details.
3. If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 6, 2017 election, this is Friday, March 10, 2016. For the Nov. 7, 2017 election, this is Monday, September 11, 2017. See Section 143.008 of the Code.
4. The county elections officer may be the county clerk, the county tax assessor-collector (if commissioners court transfers election duties to him/her), or the county elections administrator (if commissioners court creates the position).