Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Primary Finance Dates to Remember

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1st Earliest date estimate payments will be issued.
7th Recommended date by which county chairs who wish to conduct a joint primary should meet with the county election officer to determine whether to enter into a joint resolution to conduct the primary, and if the determination is in the affirmative, to discuss potential consolidation or combination of election precincts, to determine the estimated number of election judges and clerks, members of the early voting ballot board, and central counting station personnel to be appointed from the parties, and to decide which voting system and ballot formats are to be used. (Sec. 172.126(a)).
7th Even if a joint primary will not be conducted, recommended date by which county chairs should meet with the county election officer to discuss whether a contract for election services should be entered into, the terms of such a contract, potential consolidation or combination of election precincts, the estimated number of election judges and clerks, members of the early voting ballot board, and central counting station personnel that will be needed and how they will be obtained, and which voting system and ballot formats will be used. (Secs. 31.092, 31.094 & 172.1113, as created by House Bill 1996, 2013 Legislative Session).
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2nd Recommended deadline for Commissioner’s Court to vote on approval of resolution to conduct a joint election.
10th Deadline for county and state chairs to electronically submit candidate filing information to the Secretary of State consistent with House Bill 3103, 2013 Legislative Session (regular filing deadline only).
19th Deadline for county and state chairs to electronically submit candidate filing information to the Secretary of State consistent with House Bill 3103, 2013 Legislative Session (extended filing deadline only).
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21st Primary Cost Estimate Deadline
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4th Primary Election
14th Runoff Primary Cost Estimate Deadline
April 2014
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3rd Final Primary Cost Report Deadline (if no runoff)
May 2014
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27th Runoff Primary Election
June 2014
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16th New County Chair Term Begins
26th Final Cost Report Deadline (if runoff))
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1st Primary Account Must Be Reconciled and Finalized (Surplus Funds Must be Returned to SOS)