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Important 2014 Election Dates

 Primary Runoff Election Dates

Authority conducting elections Political Party County Chairs
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(does not apply to FPCA)
Friday, March 28, 2014 (if did not request runoff ballot on application for primary ballot)
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, April 28, 2014
First Day of Early Voting

Monday, May 19, 2014

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, May 16, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (UNCHANGED: 7th day before election day; FPCA)
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, May 23, 2014
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)


1 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.

2 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.

3If 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.

4The 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).
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