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Elections and Voter Information

Voter Information

Upcoming Elections (by calendar year) - 2008

March | April | May | November

March 4, 2008 - Primary Election Date
Authority conducting elections
Political Party County Chairs

First Day to File for Place on Ballot

December 3, 2007 (October 4, 2007 for Precinct Chair)

Last Day to File for Place on Ballot

January 2, 2008

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

January 4, 2008

Last Day to Register to Vote

February 4, 2008

First Day of Early Voting

February 19, 2008

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

February 26, 2008

Last Day of Early Voting

February 29, 2008


April 8, 2008 - Primary Runoff Election Date
Authority conducting elections
Political Party County Chairs

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

February 8, 2008 (if did not request runoff ballot on application for primary ballot)

Last Day to Register to Vote

March 10, 2008

First Day of Early Voting

March 31, 2008

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

April 1, 2008

Last Day of Early Voting

April 4, 2008


May 10, 2008 - Uniform Election Date
Authority conducting elections
*Most local political subdivisions

**First Day to File for Place on Ballot

February 9, 2008

**Last Day to File for Place on Ballot

March 10, 2008 (deadline is extended to next business day)

Last Day to Order General Election

March 10, 2008

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

March 11, 2008

Last Day to Register to Vote

April 10, 2008

First Day of Early Voting

April 28, 2008

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (received not postmarked)

May 2, 2008 (May 3rd is the 7th day, but deadline moves to preceding business day, Friday)

Last Day of Early Voting

May 6, 2008


November 4, 2008 - Uniform Election Date
Authority conducting elections
County Clerk/Elections Administrator
*Local political subdivisions

**First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for cities and schools ONLY) (filing deadline for other political subdivisions may vary)

July 27, 2008

Last Day to Order General Election

August 26, 2008

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

August 26, 2008

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

September 5, 2008

Last Day to Register to Vote

October 6, 2008

First Day of Early Voting

October 20, 2008 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

October 28, 2008 (must be received, not merely postmarked)

Last Day of Early Voting

October 31, 2008

*Local political subdivisions: county local propositions, cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government that conducts elections. The majority of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date.

**Filing period : Generally, the filing deadline is the 62nd day prior to election day (70th day prior to November General); however, the Election Code may provide a different special election filing deadline.  See Section 144.005(a) of the Texas Election Code. Local political subdivisions, other than cities or school districts, might not have a "first day" to file. Filing deadlines vary for special elections to fill vacancies. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections also vary, but the deadline is usually on the 5th day after the regular filing deadline for the election.