Early Voting: May 16 - May 20
Election Day: Tuesday, May 24
2022 Midterm Election: Primary Runoff
The May 24 runoff election is the second round of voting for the 2022 midterm election. In March, voters in the Democratic and Republican parties began choosing their candidates by voting in a primary election. In any races in which a candidate didn’t receive a majority of votes (50% plus 1 vote), the two candidates with the most votes moved on to the runoff election. When you vote, you’ll choose a Democratic or Republican ballot and vote for one of the two candidates in each race to represent the party in the November election. Voters can vote in the runoff even if they didn’t vote in the primary!
The runoff 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.
Election Day: Tuesday, May 24, 20227:00 am – 7:00 pm
Early Voting: Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 208:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where do I go to vote?
During Early Voting and on Election Day, you can vote at ANY polling location. Keep in mind locations might 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 the runoff?
No, you can choose either party ballot when you go to vote. Your party affiliation and voting history (including in the March primary election) 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 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).