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2012 Primary Election Date, Additional Key Dates Set For 2012 Primary Election Cycle

March 1, 2012
Contact: Rich Parsons
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – As ordered by the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, the 2012 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections will be held May 29, 2012. Per the Court’s Order, the runoff for the May 29, 2012 Primary Election is scheduled for July 31, 2012. The Court’s Order can be found at www.sos.state.tx.us.

“I am pleased Texas voters and candidates now have certainty when the 2012 primary and runoff elections will be held in Texas,” said Secretary of State Hope Andrade. “I urge all voters who want to make their mark on Texas by casting a ballot in these critical primary elections to verify they are registered to vote, by visiting www.VoteTexas.gov. Texans who are eligible, but not yet registered will find the necessary information directing them how they can become registered voters.”

Additional key dates in the 2012 Primary Election cycle either included in the Court’s Order or the result of the Order:

Candidate Filing Period
March 2, 2012 – March 9, 2012

Primary Election
May 29, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election
April 30, 2012

Deadline to Mail Military and Overseas Ballots for Primary Election
April 14, 2012

Early Voting Period for Primary Election
May 14, 2012 – May 25, 2012

Runoff Election
July 31, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for Runoff Election
(If not a previously registered voter)
July 2, 2012

Deadline to Mail Military and Overseas Ballots for Runoff Election
June 16, 2012

Early Voting Period for Runoff Election
July 23, 2012 – July 27, 2012

For more information on Texas elections and voter registration, please visit www.VoteTexas.gov.