Election Information

Election Information

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 The League of Women Voters of Texas is encouraging all eligible voters to apply to vote by mail in the comfort and safety of your own home!

Important Election Dates

  • Voter Registration deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Vote by Mail application received by deadline: July 2, 2020
  • Vote Early: June 29 - July 10, 2020
  • Ballot by Mail Return Deadlines: July 14 by 7 PM
  • Election Day: July 14

Voters may compare candidates in the July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff election using the famous League of Women Voters nonpartisan Texas Primary Voters Guide at VOTE411.org.

  • The 2020 Texas Primary Election Runoff Voters Guide online VOTE411.org
  • The 2020 Texas Primary Election Voters Guide in English. 
  • The 2020 Texas Primary Election Voters Guide in Spanish 

Share the League's nonpartisan Voters Guide with your friends and family and be sure to visit your local League of Women Voters website for local voting & election information.

Go to VOTE411.org  for  your very own nonpartisan Voters Guide 

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The League appreciates the sponsors of the 2020 Texas Primaries Voters Guide.

Who should vote in the Texas Primary Runoff Election?

Texas has open primaries. That means that ALL Texas voters can participate in one of these events. 

Voters who don’t strongly identify with any political party can and should carefully consider the choices and participate in one of the primaries or conventions. But you can only participate in ONE. Once a voter has voted in one party, that voter cannot participate in another party’s election or convention.

For example: Voters who voted in the Republican primary may vote in the Republican runoff election.  Voters who voted in the Democratic primary may vote in the Democratic primary runoff election. Voters who didn't vote in either election or convention may vote in either the Democratic or Republican runoff election. 

Voters in the Texas primaries and conventions choose who will run for office in the General Election. For many communities in Texas, their elected officials are chosen in the primary election because many districts heavily favor one party over the other.

The Republican and Democratic Parties choose their candidates in a primary election. The Libertarian and Green Parties choose their candidates in party conventions.

The League encourages all registered voters to participate in the Texas Primary Election and vote for the best candidates. Don’t forget, voting in a primary does not commit you to vote for a particular candidate in the General Election.

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