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Important 2014 Election Dates

March 4, 2014 - Primary Election
A more detailed Primary calendar is at the Conducting Your Elections pages and our Candidates Guide
First day to file for a place on the primary ballot for precinct chair candidates. Tuesday, September 10, 2013
First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot (as well as for offices for unexpired terms that have occurred after August 24, 2012). Saturday, November 9, 2013
Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file intent declaration. Monday, December 9, 2013
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, February 3, 2014
First Day of Early Voting Tuesday, February 18, 2014*
*First business day after Presidents' Day
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, February 21, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (UNCHANGED: 7th day before election day; FPCA)
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, February 28, 2014
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
May 10, 2014 – Limited Uniform Election Date (Even-Numbered Year)
The more detailed calendar is available on the Elections homepage and on the Conducting Your Elections pages.
Authority conducting elections Local political subdivisions other than counties

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions.)
Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline Monday, December 30, 2013, for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates
First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for most local political subdivisions) (filing deadline for political subdivisions may vary) 1 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (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 File for Place on Ballot, if regular filing deadline 1 & 2 Friday, February 28, 2014 (71st day before election day)

Friday, March 14, 2014 (see note below relating to four-year terms) 2
Last Day to Order General Election (or Special Election on a Measure) 1 Friday, February 28, 2014 (71st day before election day)
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (does not apply to FPCA)
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 10, 2014
First Day of Early Voting Monday, April 28, 2014
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014 (UNCHANGED: first preceding business day before statutory 7th day deadline)
Last Day of Early Voting Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 10, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
May 27, 2014 - Primary Runoff Election Date
A more detailed Primary calendar is at the Conducting Your Elections pages and our Candidates Guide
Authority conducting elections Political Party County Chairs
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(does not apply to FPCA)
Friday, March 28, 2014 (if did not request runoff ballot on application for primary ballot)
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, April 28, 2014
First Day of Early Voting

Monday, May 19, 2014

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, May 16, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (UNCHANGED: 7th day before election day; FPCA)
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, May 23, 2014
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
November 4, 2014 – Uniform Election Date
The more detailed calendars will be available later on the Elections homepage and on the Conducting Your Elections pages
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)
Friday, October 24, 2014 (NEW LAW: 9th day before election day; regular ABBM)

FPCA deadline is Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (UNCHANGED: 7th day before election day; FPCA)
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).