Local Primary Races for 2018


Local Primary Races for 2018

  • Filing dates will be Nov. 11 - Dec 11, 2017
  • The first day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for party chair and precinct chair candidates:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Texas House Representative #HD7   2 year term
District Judge       4 year term
District Attorney        4 year term
District Clerk        4 year term
County Judge       4 year term
County Clerk        4 year term
Commissioner Pct 2       4 year term
Commissioner Pct 4       4 year term
JP 1         4 year term
JP 2         4 year term
JP 3         4 year term
JP 4          4 year term
Treasurer         4 year term
Republican Party Chair     2 year term
Democrat Party Chair     2 year term
Precinct Chair       2 year term



November 7, 2017 - Uniform Election Date 
These dates are subject to changes from the 2017 legislative session.

Authority conducting elections

County Elections Officer/Local political subdivisions

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Sunday, January 1, 2017*  

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2017 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline

Thursday, June 22, 2017 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates 1

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for cities and schools ONLY) 2

Saturday, July 22, 2017 (“first day” does not move)

Last Day to Order General Election

Monday, August 21, 2017

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 2

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms 3

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 10, 2017*

*First business day after Columbus Day

First Day of Early Voting

Monday, October 23, 2017 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, November 3, 2017

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)