Important 2013 Election Dates
|First day to file for a place on the primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.
||September 10, 2013
|First day to file for all other candidates for
offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot (as
well as for offices for unexpired terms that have occurred after August
||November 9, 2013
|Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file intent declaration.
||December 9, 2013
|Last Day to Register to Vote
||February 3, 2014
|Early voting period for the primary election.
||February 18* thru 28, 2014
*First business day after Presidents' Day
||March 4, 2014
|Early voting period for the primary runoff election.
||May 19 thru 23, 2014
|Primary run-off election.
||May 27, 2014|
Local political subdivisions: county local propositions, 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.
Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 71st day prior to Election Day. (The new law about the 78th day before election day applies to the November general election date in even-numbered years). The Texas Election Code (the “Code”) may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Code. Local political subdivisions, other than cities or school districts, might not have a "first day" to file. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections also vary.
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. See Section 143.008 of the Code.
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).