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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Laws and Procedures Pertaining to School Districts

2015 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet New Precinct-by-Precinct Reports for May 9
Bullet New Partial Manual Count – May 9 Uniform Election
Bullet New No. 2015-03 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 9, 2015 Uniform Election
Bullet New No. 2015-02 - Recount Deadlines for the May 9, 2015 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
 
2014 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2014-25 May 9, 2015 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2014-23 - Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No. 2014-22 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
Bullet Joint Elections and Polling Places FAQs
Bullet Election Advisory No. 2014-21 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 4, 2014 Elections
Bullet Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet No. 2014-20 - Processing and Counting Write-In Votes Cast on Electronic Voting Systems
Bullet No. 2014-19 - Manual/Hand Counting Rules for Paper and Optical Scan Ballots
Bullet No. 2014-18 - Central Counting and Central Accumulation Station Procedures
Bullet No. 2014-15 - 2014 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
No. 2014-12 - November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar
Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 10, 2014 Election
No. 2014-09 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
No. 2014-08 - Recount Deadlines for the May 10, 2014
No. 2014-06 - Electronic Voting System Procedures
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
 
2013 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2013-17 - May 10, 2014 Election Law Calendar
No. 2013-16 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
Precinct by Precinct Returns for November 5, 2013 Elections
No. 2013-15 - Recount Deadlines for the November 5, 2013 Election
No. 2013-14 - Substantially Similar Names and Voting
No. 2013-13 - Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification
No. 2013-10 - 2013 Legislative Summary
No. 2013-07 - November 5, 2013 Election Law Calendar
Post Election Memorandum
Required Partial Manual Count for all Political Subdivisions holding a May 11, 2013 Uniform Election
Precinct by Precinct Returns Memo for May 11, 2013 Elections
No. 2013-03 - Recount Deadlines for the May 11, 2013 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
No. 2013-02 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
United States Postal Service (USPS) and Ballots Mailed Back to Election Officials
No. 2013-01 - May 11, 2013 Election Law Calendar
 
2012 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2012-22 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
No. 2012-21 - Recount Deadlines for the November 6, 2012 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 6, 2012 Elections including any resulting Runoff Elections
No. 2012-15  - November 6, 2012 Election Law Calendar
No. 2012-10 - Post-Election Procedures, Qualifying for Office
No. 2012-09 - Recount Deadlines for May 12, 2012 General Election
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 2012 Elections
No. 2012-03 - Electronic Voting System Procedures
No. 2012-02 - Conducting Criminal Background Check pertaining to House Bill 2524
Important Updates Memorandum
No. 2012-01 - May 12, 2012 Election Law Calendar
Online Poll Worker Training
Voting Systems
New Annual Voting System Filing Report
Information pertaining to examination, certification and accessibility of Voting Systems.
Revised Voting Accessibility Exemptions

General Election Information
Mandatory ISD Joint Elections FAQ
Election Glossary
Important 2011 Election Dates
Important 2012 Election Dates
Important 2013 Election Dates
Important 2014 Election Dates
New Important 2015 Election Dates
Offices up for Election in 2014

Election Procedures
May 9, 2015 Dear Voter Letter (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Precinct by Precinct Reporting
Handbook Request Form
<empty> Revised Election Judges and Clerks Handbook 2014 (PDF) Current for the May 9, 2015 elections
Revised Early Voting Ballot Board Handbook (PDF)
Forms Manual
Texas Administrative Code - Elections
Updated Candidacy Filing
Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies
Petitions
Cancellation of Election
Procedure to Request and Conduct a Recount
Student Election Clerk
          FAQs
          Permission Form (PDF)

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