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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Laws and Procedures Pertaining to County Clerks

2014 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet New No. 2014-25 May 9, 2015 Election Law Calendar
Bullet New No. 2014-24 - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
Bullet New No. 2014-23 - Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet New No. 2014-22 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
Bullet New Joint Elections and Polling Places FAQs
Bullet New Election Advisory No. 2014-21 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet New Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet New Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
Bullet New Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 4, 2014 Elections
Bullet New Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
Bullet New Annual Application for Ballot by Mail FAQs & Early Voting Roster Information
Bullet New No. 2014-20 - Processing and Counting Write-In Votes Cast on Electronic Voting Systems
Bullet New No. 2014-19 - Manual/Hand Counting Rules for Paper and Optical Scan Ballots
Bullet New No. 2014-18 - Central Counting and Central Accumulation Station Procedures
Bullet New No. 2014-17 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet New No. 2014-16 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet New Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet New No. 2014-15 - 2014 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
Bullet New No. 2014-14 - 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
Bullet New No. 2014-13 - Minority Language Requirements
New No. 2014-12 - November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar
Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 27, 2014 Election
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 27, 2014 Runoff Primary Election
No. 2014-11 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Runoff Elections
No. 2014-10 - Allowable Dates for Runoff Elections
Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 10, 2014 Election
No. 2014-09 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
No. 2014-08 - Recount Deadlines for the May 10, 2014
No. 2014-07 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
No. 2014-06 - Electronic Voting System Procedures
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
No. 2014-05 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Elections & Forms
No. 2014-04 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
No. 2014-03 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
Precinct by Precinct Returns for the March 4, 2014 Election
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. 2013-18 - Appendices, March 4, 2014 Primary Calendar
No. 2013-17 - May 10, 2014 Election Law Calendar
Annual Application for Ballot by Mail – Notice and FAQs
2014 Sample Ballot Memo
No. 2013-16 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
2014 Opportunity to Use Countywide Election Precincts Program
2014 Countywide Election Precinct Program Deadlines
Partial Manual Count for the November 5, 2013 Uniform Election Date
Precinct by Precinct Returns for November 5, 2013
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. 2013-07 - 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
No. 2013-05 - Bilingual Election Official Requirements
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
United States Postal Service (USPS) and Ballots Mailed Back to Election Officials
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. 2012-21  - Recount Deadlines for the November 6, 2012 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
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
Early Voting Rosters/Applications for Early Voting by Mail
No. 2012-17 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2012 Primary Runoff Elections & Forms
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. 2012-12  - Deadline to Mail Primary Runoff Ballots and Emergency Ballot Procedures
No. 2012-11 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2012 Primary Elections & Forms
No. 2012-10 - Post-Election Procedures, Qualifying for Office
No. 2012-09 - Recount Deadlines for May 12, 2012 General Election
Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
No. 2012-08 - Deadline to Mail Primary Ballots and Emergency Ballot Procedures
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 2012 Elections
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. 2012-06 - Instructions for Emailing Ballots under the Federal MOVE Act
Primary Calendar and Sample Ballot for May 29, 2012 Primary Elections
No. 2012-05 - Primary Calendar/Appendices
Defining Successful Countywide Precinct Elections
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
 
2011 Election Advisories and Memos
Countywide Election Precinct Program 2012
No. 2011-19 - Voting System Chain of Custody
No. 2011-18 - Securing and Preserving Voting System Election Records
No. 2011-17 - Access to Voting System Equipment
No. 2011-16 - Recount Deadlines for November 8, 2011 General Elections
Late Ballots Received from Outside the United States
Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 8, 2011 Constitutional Election
No. 2011-14 - New reporting requirement for non-citizen jurors
Election Procedures and Information Following Texas Wildfires
Ballot Certification Memo for the November 8, 2011 Special Constitutional Amendment Election
No. 2011-11 - 2011 Legislative Summary
No. 2011-10 - New photo voter identification requirements – Senate Bill 14
No. 2011-09 - Legislative Implementation of the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act and the Impact on the Texas Election Calendar
No. 2011-08 - Important Dates for Elections Conducted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
No. 2011-07 - Bilingual Election Official Requirements
No. 2011-06 - 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. 2011-05 - Impact of Redistricting on County Election Precincts
No. 2011-04 - New TEAM Release
Online Poll Worker Training

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.
Revised Voting Accessibility Exemptions

General Election Information
Election Glossary
Important 2011 Election Dates
Important 2012 Election Dates
Important 2013 Election Dates
Important 2014 Election Dates
New Important 2015 Election Dates
Offices up for Election in 2014

Election Procedures
Precinct by Precinct Reporting
Handbook Request Form
<empty> Revised Election Judges and Clerks Handbook 2014 (PDF)
Revised Early Voting Ballot Board Handbook (PDF)
Forms Manual
<empty> Confidentiality Forms Index
<empty> Texas Administrative Code - Elections
Primary Finance
New November 4, 2014 Dear Voter Letter (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Petitions
Local Option Liquor Elections Questions and Answers
Procedure to Request and Conduct a Recount
Student Election Clerk
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