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Laws and Procedures Pertaining to Local Election Officials (Cities, Schools and Other Political Subdivisions)

2024 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet New: No.2024-07 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the March 5, 2024 Primary Elections
Bullet No.2024-06 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No.2024-05 - Public Inspection of Ballot Images and Cast Vote Records and Ballot Security (HB 5180)
Bullet No.2024-04 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Democratic) (Republican) (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
Bullet No.2024-03 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet No.2024-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No.2024-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
2023 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No.2023-27 - Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 5, 2024 Primary Election
Bullet No.2023-26 - Voter Registration List Maintenance Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Texas Election Code as it Pertains to the Primary Election and Primary Runoff Election
Bullet No.2023-25 - May 4, 2024 Election and June 15, 2024 Runoff Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2023-24 - NEW LAW: Elections for Appraisal Districts in Counties with a Population of 75,000 or More – Senate Bill 2 (88th Legislature, Second Called Special Session)
Bullet No.2023-23 - Registering a Voter who is Part of a Confidentiality Program
Bullet No.2023-22 - Partial Manual Count after the November 7, 2023 Uniform Election
Bullet No.2023-21 - March 5, 2024 Primary Election Law Calendar and May 28, 2024 Primary Runoff Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2023-20 - Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (November 5, 2024)
Bullet No.2023-19 - 2024 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet No.2023-18 - (Revised) Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 7, 2023 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No.2023-17 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 7, 2023 Uniform Election Date
Bullet No.2023-16 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No.2023-15 - Election Law Calendar for December 9, 2023 Runoff Election Date Pursuant to the Secretary of State’s Proclamation
Bullet No.2023-14 - NEW LAW: Changes to Accessibility Requirements – Senate Bill 477
Bullet No.2023-13 - NEW LAW: Senate Bill 1599 – Changes to the Corrective Action Process for Defects on Application for a Ballot by Mail and Carrier Envelope
Bullet No.2023-12 - Texas Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
Bullet No.2023-11 - NEW LAW: Election Precincts and Polling Places – Senate Bill 924
Bullet No.2023-10 - NEW LAW: Changes to Early Voting by Personal Appearance – House Bill 1217
Bullet No.2023-09 - November 7, 2023 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2023-08 - 2023 Legislative Summary – 88th Regular Session and Second Special Session
Bullet No.2023-07 - Volunteer Deputy Registrars
Bullet No.2023-06 - 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
Bullet No.2023-05 - Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet No.2023-04 - Partial Manual Count after the May 6, 2023 Uniform Election
Bullet No.2023-03 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 6, 2023 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No.2023-02 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 6, 2023 Uniform
Bullet No.2023-01 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
2022 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No.2022-38 - 2023 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet No.2022-37 - May 6, 2023 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2022-36 - Partial Manual Count after the November 2, 2022 Uniform Election Date (CSO)
Bullet No.2022-35 - Partial Manual Count after the November 8, 2022 Uniform Election (County)
Bullet No.2022-34 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 8, 2022 Uniform Election Date
Bullet No.2022-33 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2022 General Election for Federal, State, and County Officers
Bullet No.2022-32 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2022 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No.2022-31 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No.2022-30 - Hash Validation Procedures for Logic and Accuracy Testing
Bullet No.2022-29 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
Bullet No.2022-28 - Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for November 8, 2022 General Election
Bullet No.2022-27 - Additional Instructions for Preparation of Ballot for Write-In Candidates and Independents, Procedures for Unopposed Candidates Declared Elected, and Legend Printing Instructions
Bullet No.2022-26 - 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 No.2022-25 - November 8, 2022 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2022-24 -NEW LAW: SB 1113 (2021, Regular Session) Withholding of Funds for Voter Registrar’s Failure to Timely Perform Voter Registration Duties
Bullet No.2022-23 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Elections
Bullet No.2022-22 - Partial Manual Count after the May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Election
Bullet No.2022-21 - Partial Manual Count after the May 7, 2022 Election
Bullet No.2022-20 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 7, 2022 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No.2022-19 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 7, 2022 Uniform Election Date
Bullet No.2022-18 -Additional Ballot by Mail Procedures for May Uniform Election and Primary Runoff Election
Bullet No.2022-17 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No.2022-16 - Cancellation of Elections
Bullet No.2022-15 -Partial Manual Count after the March 1, 2022 Primary Election
Bullet No.2022-14 -Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the March 1, 2022 Primary Elections
Bullet No.2022-13 -Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No.2022-12 - Additional Procedures Regarding Correction of Defects on Application for Ballot by Mail or Carrier Envelope | (Superseded by Election Advisory No. 2023-13)
Bullet No.2022-11 - Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
Bullet No.2022-10 - Ballot Security Requirements
Bullet No.2022-09 - NEW LAW: Changes to Poll Watcher Requirements Under House Bill 3107 and Senate Bill 1 
Bullet No.2022-08 -NEW LAW: Senate Bill 1 – Opportunity to Correct Defects on Application for a Ballot by Mail and Carrier Envelope | (Superseded by Election Advisory No. 2023-13)
Bullet No.2022-07 - NEW LAW: Changes to Early Voting by Personal Appearance – House Bill 2025,
House Bill 3107, and Senate Bill 1
Bullet No.2022-06 - Appointment Procedures for Early Voting Ballot Board Members
Bullet No.2022-05 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
Bullet No 2022-04 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet No 2022-03 -Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No 2022-02 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet No 2022-01 - Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 1, 2022 Primary Election
   
2021 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No 2021-24 - Informal Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
Bullet No 2021-23 - May 7, 2022 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2021-21 - 2021 Legislative Summary – Second and Third Special Sessions
Bullet No. 2021-20 - 2022 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet No. 2021-19 - Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (November 8, 2022)
Bullet Revised:No. 2021-18 - March 1, 2022 Primary Election and May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2021-17 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 2, 2021 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No. 2021-16 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 2, 2021 Uniform Election
Bullet No. 2021-15 - Partial Manual Count after the November 2, 2021 Elections
Bullet No. 2021-14 - Impact of Redistricting on Certain Election Deadlines and Procedures
Bullet No. 2021-13 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2021-10 - NEW LAW: SB 1111 (2021, Regular Session) Address Confirmation Process and Forms
Bullet No. 2021-09 - 2021 Legislative Summary – 87th Regular Session
Bullet No. 2021-08 - November 2, 2021 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No.2021-06 - Partial Manual County after the May 1, 2021 Election
Bullet No. 2021-05 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Offices
Bullet No. 2021-04 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 1, 2021 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No. 2021-03 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2021-02 - Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
   
2020 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2020-37 - May 1, 2021 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2020-36 - Partial Manual Count after the November 3, 2020 Elections
Bullet No. 2020-35 - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
Bullet No. 2020-34 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No. 2020-33 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
Bullet No. 2020-30 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2020-29 - NEW LAW: HB 25 (2017) Elimination of Straight-Party Voting 
Bullet No. 2020-27 - Minority Language Requirements 
Bullet No. 2020-24 - Election Procedures for Entities who Postponed their Election to November 3, 2020
Bullet No. 2020-23 - Ballot Corrections
Bullet No. 2020-22 - Partial Manual Count after the July 14, 2020 Elections
Bullet No. 2020-20 - Processing and Counting Early Voting by Mail Ballots
Bullet No. 2020-19 - Voting In Person During COVID-19 | (PDF)
Bullet No. 2020-17 - November 3, 2020 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2020-16 – May 2, 2020 Post-Election Procedures
Bullet No. 2020-15 – Canvass and Recount Deadlines for May 2, 2020.
Bullet No. 2020-14 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Voting and Election Procedures
Bullet Revised: No. 2020-13 - Updated July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff Calendar
Bullet No. 2020-12 - Actions for May 2, 2020 Uniform Election Date | (PDF)
Bullet No.2020-09 - Fleeing Voters
Bullet No. 2020-08 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Charts (Democratic) (Republican)
Bullet No. 2020-07 - Ballot By Mail Reminders
Bullet No. 2020-06 -Certain Activities in the Vicinity of the Polling Place
Bullet No. 2020-05 - Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
Bullet No. 2020-04 - Election Security Best Practices Guide (HB 1421)
Bullet No. 2020-03 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet No. 2020-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2020-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
 
2019 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2019-31 - May 2, 2020 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2019-26 - Post Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 5, 2019 Uniform Election Date
Bullet No. 2019-25 - Canvass and Recount Deadlines for November 5, 2019 Uniform Election Date
Bullet No. 2019-24 - Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet No. 2019-23 - Electronic Voting System Procedures Advisory
Bullet No. 2019-22 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2019-21 - Texas Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
Bullet No. 2019-20 - Temporary Branch Locations and County Election Precincts and Polling Places - NEW LAW: House Bill 1888 and House Bill 1048
Bullet No. 2019-19 - NEW LAW: Web Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions - House Bill 305, House Bill 440, Senate Bill 902, House Bill 933, House Bill 1850, and House Bill 2640
Bullet No. 2019-18 - Initial Draft of Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
Bullet No. 2019-12 - House Bill 1421 and Election Security Assessments
Bullet No. 2019-11 - 2019 Legislative Summary
Bullet No. 2019-10 - November 5, 2019 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2019-09 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet No. 2019-06 - Recount Deadlines for the May 4, 2019 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
Bullet No. 2019-05 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 4, 2019 Uniform Election
 
 
General Election Information
Bullet Current Election Information
Bullet Important Election Dates 2024-2025
 
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bullet Elections 101 (PPT)
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Bullet Election Glossary | Spanish
Bullet Election Acronyms
Bullet New Elections Administrators - Coming Soon!
 
Handbooks and Guides
Bullet County Chair Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Election Judges and Clerks Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Early Voting Ballot Board Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Signature Verification Committee Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Poll Watcher’s Guide (PDF)
Bullet Central Counting Station Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Handbook Request Form
Bullet Online Pollworker Training
Bullet Election Workers Handbook (PDF)
 
Candidacy Corner
bullet Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions
Bullet Voter Registration for Candidates
Bullet Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies
Bullet Qualifications for Local Political Subdivisions
Bullet Filing as a Candidate in a Local General Election
Bullet Procedures for Write-in Candidate in a Local Election
Bullet Local Election to fill a Vacancy – Running for an Unexpired Term
Bullet Frequently Asked Questions on Candidacy
 
Election Resources
bullet New: COVID-19 Resources for Election Officials
bullet 2020 Texas Election Security Update
bullet Voting by Mail Resources
Bullet Dear Voter Letter (PDF)
Bullet FPCA Resources
Bullet Cancellation of Election
Bullet Forms Manual
Bullet Local Option Liquor Elections
Bullet Mandatory ISD Joint Elections
Bullet Petitions
Bullet Recounts
Bullet Student Election Clerks
Bullet Texas Administrative Code - Elections
Bullet Voter Identification - Coming Soon!