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Important Election Dates 2024-2025

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Important 2024 Election Dates

Longer calendars are on the Conducting Your Elections pages when available.


Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Primary Election
First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates. Tuesday, September 12, 2023
First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot; first day for independent candidates to file declaration of intent. Saturday, November 11, 2023
Filing deadline for primary candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent. Monday, December 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM  
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). Monday, January 1, 2024* 

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2024 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election. 
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, February 5, 2024
First Day of Early Voting Tuesday, February 20, 2024*

*First business day after Presidents’ Day
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, February 23, 2024
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, March 1, 2024
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4
Saturday, May 4, 2024 – Uniform Election Date (Limited)
Authority Conducting Elections Local Non-County Political Subdivisions

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions holding elections on this date.)
Deadline to post candidate requirements5 Form 1-20 Thursday, May 4, 2023
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)1 Monday, December 18, 2023
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Monday, January 1, 2024*

  *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2024 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election. 
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)1 Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 16, 2024   
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)2 Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

  See note below relating to four-year terms3
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only) Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. 
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 4, 2024    
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 22, 2024   
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Tuesday, April 23, 2024   
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, April 30, 2024  
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 4, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 6, 2024 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – Primary Runoff Election
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) Monday, January 1, 2024*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2024 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, April 29, 2024 
First Day of Early Voting Monday, May 20, 2024
Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, May 17, 2024  
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, May 24, 2024   
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - Uniform Election Date
Deadline to post candidate requirements5 Form 1-20 Sunday, November 5, 2023
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)   Thursday, June 20, 2024 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates¹
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Monday, January 1, 2024*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2024 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)1 Saturday, July 20, 2024
First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers) Saturday, July 20, 2024
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Monday, August 19, 2024
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only)2 Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms 3
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers) Monday, August 19, 2024 
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Non-County Political Subdivisions Only) Friday, August 23, 2024
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 7, 2024  
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, October 21, 2024
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 25, 2024 
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, November 1, 2024  
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 6, 2024 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

1 For the few entities who do not have a first day to file: For the May 4, 2024 election, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates.  For the November 5, 2024 election, Saturday, July 20, 2024 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates.

Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections.  Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date.

2 Filing deadlines:  generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”). Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary. See the long calendar for this election date for details. The write-in deadline for most local (city, school, other) special elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot.  Section 201.054.

3 If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 4, 2024 election, this is Friday, March 8, 2024. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4 Different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters and members of the Texas National Guard, who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code.

5 Section 2051.201 of the Government Code requires all political subdivisions with the authority to impose a tax maintain a publicly accessible Internet website and post the date and location of the next election for officers of the political subdivision and the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the political subdivision, which shall be continuously posted for at least one year before the election day for the office.

Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.

Important 2025 Election Dates

May 3, 2025 - Uniform Election Date
Authority Conducting Elections Local Political Subdivisions and Counties
Deadline to post candidate requirements5
Form 1-20
Friday, May 3, 2024
Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline1 Monday, December 16, 2024 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) Wednesday, January 1, 2025*  

*First day to apply does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2025 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)1   Wednesday, January 15, 2025
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)2 Friday, February 14, 2025 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms 3
Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure Friday, February 14, 2025
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 3, 2025
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 21, 2025
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Tuesday, April 22, 2025
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, April 29, 2025
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 3, 2025 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 5, 2025 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4
November 4, 2025 - Uniform Election Date
These dates are subject to changes from the 2025 legislative session.
Authority conducting elections County Elections Officer/Local political subdivisions
Deadline to post candidate requirements5 Form 1-20 Monday, November 4, 2024
 First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) Wednesday, January 1, 2025*  

*First day to apply does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2025 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline Friday, June 20, 2025* for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1

*First business day after Juneteenth
First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)1 Saturday, July 19, 2025 (“first day” does not move; office hours not required)
Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure Monday, August 18, 2025
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)2 Monday, August 18, 2025 at 5:00 p.m. See note below relating to four-year terms 3
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 6, 2025
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, October 20, 2025 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, October 24, 2025
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, October 31, 2025
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 4, 2025 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 5, 2023 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

1 For the few entities who do not have a first day to file:  For the May 3, 2025 election, Wednesday, January 15, 2025 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates.  For the November 4, 2025 election, Saturday, July 19, 2025 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates.

Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections.  Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note:  Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 3, 2025.

2 Filing deadlines:  generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”).  Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary.  See the long calendar for this election date for details. The write-in deadline for most local (city, school, other) special elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot.  Section 201.054.   

3 If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election.  For the May 3, 2025 election, this is Friday, March 7, 2025.  For the November 4, 2025 election, this is Monday, September 8, 2025.  See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4 Different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters and members of the Texas National Guard, who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code.

5 Section 2051.152 of the Government Code requires all political subdivisions with the authority to impose a tax maintain a publicly accessible Internet website and post the date and location of the next election for officers