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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Laws and Procedures Pertaining to County Chairs

2014 Election Advisories and Memos
New No. 2014-07 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
New Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
New No. 2014-05 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Elections & Forms
New Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
New Emergency Ballot Procedures
New Precinct by Precinct Returns for the March 4, 2014 Election
New No. 2014-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
New No. 2014-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
   
2013 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2013-18 - Appendices, March 4, 2014 Primary Calendar
Annual Application for Ballot by Mail – Notice and FAQs
2014 Sample Ballot Memo
2014 Opportunity to Use Countywide Election Precincts Program
2014 Countywide Election Precinct Program Deadlines
Precinct by Precinct Returns for November 5, 2013 Elections
No. 2013-14 - Substantially Similar Names and Voting
No. 2013-13 - Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification
No. 2013-10 - 2013 Legislative Summary
No. 2013-09 - March 4, 2014 Primary Election Calendar
No. 2013-06 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges and Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
No. 2013-05 - Bilingual Election Official Requirements
 
2012 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2012-17 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2012 Primary Runoff Elections & Forms
No. 2012-15 - November 6, 2012 Election Law Calendar
No. 2012-13 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
No. 2012-12 - Deadline to Mail Primary Runoff Ballots and Emergency Ballot Procedures
No. 2012-11 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2012 Primary Elections & Forms
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 2012 Elections
No. 2012-07 - Court-Ordered Party Convention List Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Party Convention list procedures
Party Convention List Procedures Handbook Insert
Primary Calendar and Sample Ballot for May 29, 2012 Primary Elections
No. 2012-05 - Primary Calendar/Appendices
No. 2012-03 - Electronic Voting System Procedures
No. 2012-02 - Conducting Criminal Background Check pertaining to House Bill 2524
Important Updates Memorandum
 
2011 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2011-19 - Voting System Chain of Custody
No. 2011-18 - Securing and Preserving Voting System Election Records
No. 2011-17 - Access to Voting System Equipment
No. 2011-11 - 2011 Legislative Summary
No. 2011-07 - Bilingual Election Official Requirements
No. 2011-06 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Online Poll Worker Training

County Chairs
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Libertarian Party

General Election Information
<empty> What's on the Ballot
<empty> Important 2011 Election Dates
<empty> Important 2012 Election Dates
Important 2013 Election Dates
New Important 2014 Election Dates
New Offices up for Election in 2014
<empty> Voting Accessibility Issue

Election Procedures
<empty> County Chair Forms Manual
<empty> New Poll Watcher's Guide 2013 (PDF)
<empty> Texas Administrative Code - Elections
<empty> Handbook Request Form
<empty> Revised Election Judges and Clerks Handbook 2014 (PDF)
Revised Early Voting Ballot Board Handbook (PDF)
Precinct Returns Reporting
Notice Primary Finance and Candidate Filing Data Entry
New May 27, 2014 Runoff Voter Letter (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
New May 10, 2014 Voter Letter (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
<empty> Procedure to Request and Conduct a Recount
<empty> Student Election Clerk
          FAQs
          Permission Form (PDF)

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