Election Outlook:  Early voting for the March 1, 2016 Primary  Election runs Tuesday, February 16  –  Friday, February 26 | Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, February 19, 2016 | What’s on the Ballot | Voter information | Don´t have a photo ID for voting? Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS offices.
Holiday Notice: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will be closed Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. The office will resume normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16. Electronic filing and business document searches are available through SOSDirect 24/7.
Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Adoption of a Voting System

Pursuant to Chapter 123, Subchapter A of the Texas Election Code (“Code”), a voting system must be adopted for use in any one or more elections by resolution, order or other official action. The adoption of a voting system may be modified or rescinded at any time. Additionally, the authority adopting the system should indicate in their official adoption action whether they are adopting the system for use in early voting only, regular voting on election day or both. The general custodian of election records is required to make any user or operator manuals or instructions relating to the system available for public inspection.

Adoption of a Voting System occurs by the following authorities:

  1. General Election for State and County Officers:  Commissioners Court
  2. Primary Elections: County Executive of Party holding the primary
  3. All Other Elections:
    a. The Commissioners Court, if ordered by the governor or a county authority,
    b. The governing body of the political subdivision served by the authority ordering the election.

If you have questions, please contact the Secretary of State toll-free at 1-800-252-8683 or via email.