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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Laws and Procedures Pertaining to Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrars

2015 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet New November 3, 2015 Election Law Calendar
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 No. 2015-01 - Issuance of Receipts and Registration Applications by Volunteer Deputy Registrars (NEW APPLICATION FORM)
 
2014 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet Opportunity to Use Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held on May 9, 2015 and November 3, 2015 Uniform Election Dates
Bullet Application Deadlines for Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held on May 9, 2015 and November 3, 2015 Uniform Election Dates
Bullet No. 2014-25 May 9, 2015 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2014-24 - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
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 No. 2014-17 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2014-16 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet No. 2014-15 - 2014 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
No. 2014-12 - November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar
No. 2014-07 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
Voter Registration Postmarks and Cut-Off Dates
No. 2014-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
No. 2014-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
 
2013 Election Advisories and Memos
No. 2013-17 - May 10, 2014 Election Law Calendar
Annual Application for Ballot by Mail – Notice and FAQs
No. 2013-16 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
2014 Countywide Election Precinct Program Deadlines
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. 2013-09 - March 4, 2014 Primary Election Calendar
No. 2013-08 - Directive - Voter Registration Certificate
No. 2013-07 - November 5, 2013 Election Law 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
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
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. 2012-20  - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines For the November 6, 2012 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
Partial Manual Count after the November 6, 2012 General Election for State and County Officers
No. 2012-19 - Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot and Voters in Hostile Fire/Combat Pay Zones
Presidential Ballot
Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapter 112, Texas Election Code)
No. 2012-18  - Deadline to Mail November General Election Ballots and Emergency Ballot Procedures
No. 2012-16 - Legality of Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Place
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. 2012-07 - Court-Ordered Party Convention List Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Party Convention list procedures
Party Convention List Procedures Handbook Insert
No. 2012-05 - Primary Calendar/Appendices
No. 2012-04 - Training for Volunteer Deputy Registrars
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
Voting Systems
New Annual Voting System Filing Report
New March 4, 2014 Primary Election Partial Manual Count
Information pertaining to examination, certification and accessibility of Voting Systems.
<empty> Revised Voting Accessibility Exemptions

General Election Information
Election Glossary
Voter Registration Forms
Texas Administrative Code - Elections
Memo - RE: Effect of Felony Conviction on Voter Registration
Important 2011 Election Dates
Important 2012 Election Dates
Important 2013 Election Dates
Important 2014 Election Dates
Important 2015 Election Dates
Offices up for Election in 2014
Chapter 19 Payable/Non-Payable

Election Procedures
Training for Volunteer Deputy Registrars
 
Volunteer Deputy Registrar Injunction Stayed by Appellate Court
Advisory 2012-04
Request for Appointment as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (PDF)
Certificate of Appointment for Volunteer Deputy Registrar (PDF)
Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide
Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training (PDF)
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)
Petitions
<empty> Confidentiality Forms Index
Voter Registration Postage
Local Option Liquor Elections Questions and Answers
Procedure to Request and Conduct a Recount

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