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Laws and Procedures Pertaining to County Chairs

2020 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet New: No.2020-09 - Fleeing Voters
Bullet New: No. 2020-08 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Charts (Democratic) (Republican)
Bullet New: No. 2020-07 - Ballot By Mail Reminders
Bullet New: No. 2020-06 -Certain Activities in the Vicinity of the Polling Place
Bullet New: No. 2020-05 - Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
Bullet New: No. 2020-04 - Election Security Best Practices Guide (HB 1421)
Bullet No. 2020-03 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet No. 2020-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2020-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
 
2019 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2019-32 - Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 3, 2020 Primary Election
Bullet No. 2019-30 - 2020 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet No. 2019-29 - Procedures for Write-in Candidates for County and Precinct Chair
Bullet No. 2019-28 - House Bill 2640 – Updated Procedures for Political Parties Nominating by Primary Process
Bullet No. 2019-24 - Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
Bullet No. 2019-23 - Electronic Voting System Procedures Advisory
Bullet No. 2019-22 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2019-21 - Texas Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
Bullet No. 2019-17 - Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (Primary Calendar Appendices)
Bullet No. 2019-16 - March 3, 2020 Primary Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2019-13 - House Bill 2504 – New Rules for Parties Nominating by Convention Process
Bullet No. 2019-12 - House Bill 1421 and Election Security Assessments
Bullet No. 2019-11 - 2019 Legislative Summary
Bullet No. 2019-10 - November 5, 2019 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2019-09 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet No. 2019-08 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2019-01 - 2019 Opportunities to use Countywide Polling Place Program
 
2018 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2018-41 - May 4, 2019 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2018-40 - Precinct by Precinct Report for November 6, 2018 Elections
Bullet No. 2018-39 - Partial Manual Count for November 6, 2018 Elections
Bullet No. 2018-38 - Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
Bullet No. 2018-36 - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 6, 2018 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
Bullet No. 2018-34 - Electronic Voting System Procedures Advisory
Bullet No. 2018-33 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2018-32 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
Bullet No. 2018-31 - Volunteer Deputy Registrars
Bullet No. 2018-30 - Revised Procedures for the Partial Manual Count
Bullet No. 2018-29 - Handguns in Polling Places (KP-0212)
Bullet No. 2018-28 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet No. 2018-27 - Additional Instructions for Preparation of Ballot for Write-In Candidates and Independents, Procedures for Uncontested Candidates Declared Elected, and Legend Printing Instructions
Bullet No. 2018-26 - Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for November 6, 2018 General Election
Bullet No. 2018-25 - November 6, 2018 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2018-24 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2018-23 - Precinct by Precinct Report for May 22, 2018 Primary Runoff Election
Bullet No. 2018-22 - Partial Manual Count after the May 22, 2018 Primary Runoff Election
Bullet No. 2018-21 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2018 Primary Runoff Elections
Bullet No. 2018-15 - Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
Bullet No. 2018-14 - Precinct by Precinct Report for March 6, 2018 Elections
Bullet No. 2018-13 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2018 Primary Election
Bullet No. 2018-12 - Partial Manual Count after the March 6, 2018 Primary Election
Bullet No. 2018-11 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2018-10 - Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
Bullet No. 2018-09 - Laws and Procedures for Annual and Regular ABBMs
Bullet No. 2018-08 -Voter Identification Procedures
Bullet No. 2018-07 - Updated Primary Election Procedures
Bullet No. 2018-06 - Joint Primary Election Signage
Bullet No. 2018-05 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet No. 2018-04 - FWABs and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2018-03 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet No. 2018-02 - Ballot by Mail Deadlines; HB 1151, HB 929 (Regular Session); SB 5 (Special Session)
 
2017 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2017-21 - Expansion of definition of DRE (OAG Opinion - KP-0170)
Bullet No. 2017-18 - 2017 Legislative Summary
Bullet No. 2017-17 - Updates to Voting System Procedures – Precinct Ballot Counters and Central Accumulators
Bullet No. 2017-16 - Central Counting Station Plan
Bullet No. 2017-15 - Voter Identification Procedures
Bullet No. 2017-10 - Required Oaths for Election Offices
Bullet No. 2017-09 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet No. 2017-08 - Appendices, March 6, 2018 Primary Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2017-07 - March 6, 2018 Primary Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2017-06 - Senate Bill 957 – Numbering and Lettering of Propositions on the Ballot
Bullet No. 2017-04 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2017-01 - Oath of Office (General Information)
 
2016 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2016-22 - Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2016 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
Bullet No. 2016-20 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
Bullet No. 2016-19 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet No. 2016-18 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2016-17 - Voter Identification Procedures
Bullet No. 2016-16 - 2016 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
Bullet No. 2016-15 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet Amended: No. 2016-14 - November 8, 2016 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2016-13 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2016-12 - Considerations for Obtaining a New Voting System
Bullet No. 2016-11 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2016 Primary Runoff Elections
Bullet Partial Manual Count after the March 1, 2016 Primary Election Date
Bullet No. 2016-06 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2016 Primary Elections & Forms
Bullet No. 2016-05 - Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet No. 2016-04 - Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
Bullet Application Deadlines for Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held in 2016
Bullet No. 2016-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2016-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
 
2015 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 1, 2016 Primary Election
Bullet No. 2015-15 - Appendices, March 1, 2016 Primary Calendar
Bullet No. 2015-10 - New Laws and Procedures for ABBMs due to passage of HB 1927
Bullet No. 2015-09 - March 1, 2016 Election Law Calendar
Bullet No. 2015-08 - DPS Web Portal
Bullet No. 2015-07 - 2015 Legislative Summary
Bullet No. 2015-06 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges and Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2015-05 - Official Minority Language Requirements
Bullet Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
 
2014 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2014-15 - 2014 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
Bullet No. 2014-14 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges, Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2014-13 - Minority Language Requirements
Bullet No. 2014-12 - November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar
Bullet Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 27, 2014 Election
Bullet Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 27, 2014 Runoff Primary Election
Bullet No. 2014-11 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Runoff Elections
Bullet No. 2014-07 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
Bullet Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
Bullet No. 2014-05 - Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Elections & Forms
Bullet Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
Bullet Emergency Ballot Procedures
Bullet Precinct by Precinct Returns for the March 4, 2014 Election
Bullet No. 2014-02 - Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
Bullet No. 2014-01 - Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
   
2013 Election Advisories and Memos
Bullet No. 2013-18 - Appendices, March 4, 2014 Primary Calendar
Bullet Annual Application for Ballot by Mail – Notice and FAQs
Bullet 2014 Sample Ballot Memo
Bullet 2014 Opportunity to Use Countywide Election Precincts Program
Bullet 2014 Countywide Election Precinct Program Deadlines
Bullet Precinct by Precinct Returns for November 5, 2013 Elections
Bullet No. 2013-14 - Substantially Similar Names and Voting
Bullet No. 2013-13 - Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification
Bullet No. 2013-10 - 2013 Legislative Summary
Bullet No. 2013-09 - March 4, 2014 Primary Election Calendar
Bullet No. 2013-06 - Appointment Procedures for County Election Precinct Presiding and Alternate Judges and Election Clerks, Early Voting Ballot Board Members, Signature Verification Committee Members, and Central Counting Station Personnel
Bullet No. 2013-05 - Bilingual Election Official Requirements


Data Entry Applications for County Chairs
County and Precinct Chair
Bullet Current: County and Precinct Chair Contact Information Data Entry
Bullet New: County and Precinct Chair 2020 Candidate Filing Data Entry
Primary Finance
Bullet New: 2020 Online Primary Finance System
Bullet 2018 Online Primary Finance System

County Chairs
Bullet Democratic Party
Bullet Republican Party
Bullet Libertarian Party
Bullet Green Party

General Election Information
Bullet What's on the Ballot
Bullet Important 2020 Election Dates

Election Procedures
Bullet New: March 3, 2020 Primary Election Dear Voter Letter | Spanish (PDF)
Bullet Texas Election Security Update
Bullet Revised: Poll Watcher’s Guide (PDF)
Bullet County Chair Forms Manual
Bullet Candidacy for County Chairs
Bullet VR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQ
Bullet Texas Administrative Code - Elections
Bullet Handbook Request Form
Bullet Revised: Election Judges and Clerks Handbook 2020 (PDF)
Bullet Revised: Early Voting Ballot Board Handbook (PDF)
Bullet Precinct Returns Reporting
Bullet Procedure to Request and Conduct a Recount
Bullet Student Election Clerk