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.
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.
A short video explanation of state elected offices
- Lieutenant Governor
- Texas Senator
- Texas Representative
- Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Attorney General
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
- Texas Supreme Court
- State Board of Education
- Railroad Commissioner
- Agricultural Commissioner
- Land Commissioner
A short video explanation of county elected offices
More about Texas government
- Sign up for Teach Me How to Texas, a new email series from The Texas Tribune, in partnership with the League, aimed at helping Texans learn more about how government works.
- Chief election official for Texas The Secretary of State
- Election officials for Counties
- Federal Voting Assistance Program for service members, their families, and overseas citizens
- Register to vote
- Vote by Mail Application
- VOTE411 online voters guide
- Voters Guide
- Texas Voter Protection
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- Follow and share from your county's official website
The following is a list of the official websites and verified social media accounts associated with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State:
- State Website sos.texas.gov
- Elections Website VoteTexas.gov
- Facebook (English) facebook.com/txsecretary
- Facebook (Spanish) facebook.com/txsecretaria
- YouTube Texas Secretary of State
- Instagram @texassecretary
- State Twitter @TXsecofstate
- Elections Twitter @VoteTexas
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