Holiday Notice: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will be closed as of noon, Tuesday, December 23 through Friday December 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The office will resume normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 29. Electronic filing and searching via SOSDirect is available 24/7. Have a safe and happy holiday!
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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Candidate's Guide to Primary and General Elections

The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, my office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State at www.sos.state.tx.us or by calling 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or (512) 463-5650.

2014 Candidate's Guide

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Important note concerning campaign finance and advertising

Before becoming a candidate, we urge you to contact the Texas Ethics Commission for information on campaign contribution reports, the appointment of a campaign treasurer, and personal financial statements that you may be required to file. The Commission may be reached at the following address:

Texas Ethics Commission
P.O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
512-463-5800