Voters Guide

Texas Primary Runoff Election graphic with elephant and donkey

Be informed! Learn about candidates & Issues! 

Funded & published by the LWV of Texas Education Fund

The LWV-Texas Voters Guide is nonpartisan & unbiased and lists candidates in contested races who are on the Election ballot and provides their answers to questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund.

The Voter Guide & VOTE411.org will have updated candidate information for the primary runoff before early voting.

2018 Voters Guide

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2018 Texas Primary Election Voters Guide – English
2018 Texas Primary Election Voters Guide – Spanish

  • Visit your local League of Women Voters website for more local voter and election information and your region's Voters Guide
  • Compare candidates, print a ballot, at VOTE411.org  or use the form below to enter your address to create your personal ballot.

 

 

Who can vote in the Texas Primaries?

  • 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.
  • If you signed a candidate petition in 2017 for a Democratic candidate for the 2018 primary, then you can't vote in the Republican primary or runoff in 2018 (and vice versa). Voting in a primary or signing a petition doesn't register you with a party, but it does exclude you from participating in the other party's primary and runoff election in that election year.
  • Once a voter has voted in one party, that voter cannot participate in another party’s election or convention during the primaries. 

For example for the primary runoff election...

  • If you voted on the Republican ballot in the primary election... vote on the Republican ballot. 
  • If you voted on the Democratic ballot in the primary election... vote on the Democratic ballot.
  • If you didn't vote in the primary election... vote on either the Republican or Democratic ballot.
  • In November's General Election... vote for any candidates in any party.
 

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