2020 PRIMARY
RUNOFF ELECTION

Early Voting: June 29th - July 10th

Election Day: July 14th

WHAT

2020 Election: Primary Runoff

The July 14th primary runoff is the follow-up to the primary election in March 2020. During the primaries, you’re voting for candidates to represent either the Democratic or Republican party in the November election. Both the primary and general elections include Federal, State, and County races. 

In the primary, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1 vote) to be named the party nominee. If no candidate receives a majority, the two candidates receiving the most votes advance to the runoff election to decide the nominee for the November election. Those are the races we’ll be voting on in July. Voters can vote in a runoff even if they didn’t vote in the primary!

WHEN

Election Day: July 14th, 2020
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Early Voting: June 29th – July 10th, 2020
Monday, June 29th – Thursday, July 2nd: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th: CLOSED
Sunday, July 5th: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Note: The primary runoff was originally scheduled for May; it was postponed until June-July due to COVID-19.

WHO

National, State, and County Positions

The primary and general elections include Federal, State, and County races. When you vote in the primary runoff, you’ll be asked if you want a Democratic or Republican ballot and will only vote on candidates from that party. Since many races were decided by a majority in the March primary election, you’ll only see a few races on your runoff ballot. (That means voting will only take a few minutes!)

WHERE

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.

Check back for confirmed Election Day polling sites.

HOW

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.

FAQs

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.)

How do I register to vote?

The deadline to register to vote in the July 14th runoff has already passed, but you can register now to be sure you’re eligible to vote in the general November 3rd election!

Get a Registration Application

Check Your Registration

Do I have to vote in person?

There are current lawsuits in Texas proposing that voting by mail can be expanded amid COVID-19. That has not been finalized, but the following groups are always eligible to vote by mail: people aged 65+, people with disabilities, people confined to jail but otherwise eligible; and people who will be out of the County during Early Voting and on Election Day.

Get an Application to Vote by Mail

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! GENERAL ELECTION:

NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020

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