2020 PRIMARY ELECTION
Early Voting: February 18th - 28th
Election Day: March 3rd
2020 Election: Primaries EditionThe March 3rd primary election is the first round of voting for the 2020 general election. During the primaries, you’ll vote for candidates to represent either the Democratic or Republican party in the November election. Both the primary and general elections will include Federal, State, and County races. The winner of each race for each party will proceed to the general election in November. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, the two candidates receiving the most votes will advance to a primary runoff on May 26th. (Voters can vote in a runoff even if they didn’t vote in the primary.)
Election Day: March 3rd, 2020
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Early Voting: February 18th – 28th, 2020
Early Voting Hours:
- Tuesday, February 18th– Friday, February 21st: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday, February 22nd: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Sunday, February 23rd: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Monday, February 24th – Friday, February, 28th: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
National, State, and County Positions
The primary and general elections include Federal, State, and County races. When you vote in the primary, you’ll be asked if you want a Democratic or Republican ballot and will only vote on candidates from that party.
- Federal: US President, US Senator, US Representative
- State: Railroad Commissioner, State Supreme Court Justices, Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals, Justices of the Court of Appeals, District Judges, State Senator, and State Representative
- County: County Sheriff, County Tax Assessor-Collector, County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, and Constable
You will also vote on propositions drafted by the party. These yes/no questions will help shape the party platforms and inform party leadership—they are not amendments to the Constitution or any laws.
Where do I go to vote?
During both early voting and on Election Day, you can vote at ANY polling location! Just keep in mind that locations may differ between early voting and Election Day.
What do I need to vote?
The short answer: if you have a Texas or US photo identification (can be expired up to 4 years), bring that. The long answer: if you don’t have government-issued photo identification available, you can show another form of identification and sign a verified declaration at your polling place.
Do I have to register as a party member to vote in a primary?
No, you can choose either party ballot when you go to vote. Your party affiliation and voting history don’t matter. When you vote in the general election in November, you don’t have to vote for the same candidates or party. (While there are other political parties, the Democratic and Republican parties are the only parties holding Texas primaries.)
What if my voter information doesn’t match my identification?
The address on your identification does NOT have to match your address on your voter registration information. If your name does not exactly match your name on your voter registration information, election officials will review your identification, and if your name is “substantially similar,” you’ll be allowed to vote (but required to submit an affidavit stating you are the same person on the official list of voters).
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! GENERAL ELECTION:
NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020
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