Important 2014 Election Dates
November 4, 2014 - General Election Date
A more detailed Primary calendar is at the "Conducting Your Elections" pages and our Candidates Guide
|Authority conducting elections
||County Elections Officer3/Local political subdivisions
|Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline
||Thursday, June 19, 2014 (Recommended; actual deadline extended by Emancipation Day state holiday to next business day, Friday, June 20, 2014). For local (non-county) political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates.
|First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot 1
||Saturday, July 19, 2014 ("first day" does not move)
(NEW LAW: Election Code Sec. 144.005 now provides for a "first day" to file unless otherwise provided by the Election Code.)
|Last Day to Order General Election (or Special Election on a Measure)
||Monday, August 18, 2014 (78th day)
|Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1
||Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
|First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
||Friday, September 5, 2014 (does not apply to FPCA)
|Last Day to Register to Vote
||Monday, October 6, 2014
|First Day of Early Voting
||Monday, October 20, 2014 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
|Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
|Last Day of Early Voting
||Friday, October 31, 2014
|Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
||Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
1 Local political subdivisions might not have a "first day" to file. However, under new law, most local entities now have a first day to file. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections also vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November of an odd-numbered year; special election write-in rules vary, see long calendars for details.
Generally, the filing deadline is the 71st day prior to Election Day (78th day prior to November General Election in even-numbered years); however, the Election Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code.
2 If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. See Section 143.008 of the Texas Election Code.
3 The county elections officer may be the county clerk, the county tax assessor-collector (if commissioners court transfers election duties to him/her), or the county elections administrator (if commissioners court creates the position).