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Elections Division Advisories

2020 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
September 8, 2020 No. 2020-27 Minority Language Requirements     
August 28, 2020 No. 2020-26 Additional Instructions for Preparation of Write-in Candidates and Independents
August 28, 2020 No. 2020-25 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballot for November 3, 2020 General Election (PDF)
August 20, 2020 No. 2020-24 Election Procedures for Entities who Postponed their Election to November 3, 2020
August 20, 2020 No. 2020-23 Ballot Corrections
July 15, 2020 No. 2020-22 Partial Manual Count after the July 14, 2020 Elections
July 14, 2020 No. 2020-21 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff Elections
July 2, 2020 No. 2020-20 Processing and Counting Early Voting by Mail Ballots
June 18, 2020 No. 2020-19 Voting In Person During COVID-19 | (PDF)
June 11, 2020 No. 2020-18 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.
May 15, 2020 No. 2020-17 November 3, 2020 Election Law Calendar
May 6, 2020 No. 2020-16 May 2, 2020 Post-Election Procedures
May 6, 2020 No. 2020-15 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for May 2, 2020
April 6, 2020 No. 2020-14 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Voting and Election Procedures
April 2, 2020 No. 2020-13 (REVISED) Updated July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff Calendar
March 18, 2020 No. 2020-12 Actions for May 2, 2020 Uniform Election Date | (PDF)
March 2, 2020 No. 2020-11 Partial Manual Count after the March 3, 2020 Primary Election
March 2, 2020 No. 2020-10 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election
February 17, 2020 No. 2020-09 Fleeing Voters
February 13, 2020 No. 2020-08 Limited Ballot Voters and District Charts (Democratic) (Republican)
Febuary 11, 2020 No. 2020-07 Ballot By Mail Reminders
Febuary 11, 2020 No. 2020-06 Certain Activities in the Vicinity of the Polling Place
Febuary 11, 2020 No. 2020-05 Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
January 23, 2020 No. 2020-04 Election Security Best Practices Guide (HB 1421)
January 3, 2020 No. 2020-03 Emergency Ballot Procedures
January 3, 2020 No. 2020-02 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
January 3, 2020 No. 2020-01 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters

 

2019 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 19, 2019 No. 2019-32 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 3, 2020 Primary Election
December 10, 2019 No. 2019-31 May 2020 Election Calendar
November 26, 2019 No. 2019-30 2020 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
November 15, 2019 No. 2019-29 Procedures for Write-in Candidates for County and Precinct Chair
November 15, 2019 No. 2019-28 House Bill 2640 – Updated Procedures for Political Parties Nominating by Primary Process
October 25, 2019 No. 2019-26 Post Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 5, 2019 Uniform Election Date
October 25, 2019 No. 2019-25 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for November 5, 2019 Uniform Election Date
October 23, 2019 No. 2019-24 Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
October 23, 2019 No. 2019-23 Electronic Voting System Procedures Advisory
October 16, 2019 No. 2019-22 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
October 15, 2019 No. 2019-21 Texas Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
October 9, 2019 No. 2019-20 Temporary Branch Locations and County Election Precincts and Polling Places - NEW LAW: House Bill 1888 and House Bill 1048
October 4, 2019 No. 2019-19 NEW LAW: Web Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions - House Bill 305, House Bill 440, Senate Bill 902, House Bill 933, House Bill 1850, and House Bill 2640
October 1, 2019 No. 2019-18 Initial Draft of Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
September 17, 2019 No. 2019-17 Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (Primary Calendar Appendices)
September 17, 2019 No. 2019-16 March 3, 2020 Primary Election Law Calendar
September 3, 2019 No. 2019-15 Considerations for Obtaining a New Voting System
September 3, 2019 No. 2019-14 Help American Vote Act (HAVA) Funded Equipment Disposition
September 3, 2019 No. 2019-13 House Bill 2504 – New Rules for Parties Nominating by Convention Process
August 6, 2019 No. 2019-12 House Bill 1421 and Election Security Assessments
August 6, 2019 No. 2019-11 2019 Legislative Summary
July 12, 2019 No. 2019-10 November 5, 2019 Election Law Calendar
June 25, 2019 No. 2019-09 Minority Language Requirements
June 16, 2019 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
May 1, 2019 No. 2019-06 Recount Deadlines for the May 4, 2019 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
May 1, 2019 No. 2019-05 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 4, 2019 Uniform Election
March 21, 2019 No. 2019-04 Volunteer Deputy Registrars
March 4, 2019 No. 2019-03 Court orders in pending litigation involving non-citizen list maintenance process
January 2, 2019 No. 2019-01 2019 Opportunities to use Countywide Polling Place Program

 

2018 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
November 3, 2018 No. 2018-40 Precinct by Precinct Report for November 6, 2018 Elections
November 6, 2018 No. 2018-39 Partial Manual Count for November 6, 2018 Elections
November 1, 2018 No. 2018-38 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
November 1, 2018 No. 2018-37 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 6, 2018 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
November 1, 2018 No. 2018-36 Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 6, 2018 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
October 23, 2018 No. 2018-35 Voting on Hart eSlate Machines
October 18, 2018 No. 2018-34 Electronic Voting System Procedures Advisory
October 14, 2018 No. 2018-33 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
October 9, 2018 No. 2018-32 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart / District Chart
September 27, 2018 No. 2018-31 Volunteer Deputy Registrars
September 25, 2018 No. 2018-30 Revised Procedures for the Partial Manual Count
September 21, 2018 No. 2018-29 Handguns in Polling Places (KP-0212)
September 18, 2018 No. 2018-28 Minority Language Requirements
August 30, 2018 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
August 30, 2018 No. 2018-26 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for November 6, 2018 General Election
June 19, 2018 No. 2018-25 November 6, 2018 Election Law Calendar
June 6, 2018 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
May 21, 2018 No. 2018-23 Precinct by Precinct Report for May 22, 2018 Primary Runoff Election
May 21, 2018 No. 2018-22 Partial Manual Count after the May 22, 2018 Primary Runoff Election
May 21, 2018 No. 2018-21 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2018 Primary Runoff Elections
May 4, 2018 No. 2018-20 Precinct by Precinct Report
May 4, 2018 No. 2018-19 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
May 4, 2018 No. 2018-18 Recount Deadlines for May Uniform Election
May 4, 2018 No. 2018-17 Partial Manual Count for May Uniform Election
April 24, 2018 No. 2018-16 Additional Ballot by Mail Procedures for May Uniform Election and Primary Runoff Election
March 13, 2018 No. 2018-15 Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
March 9, 2018 No. 2018-14 Precinct by Precinct Report for March 6, 2018 Elections
March 7, 2018 No. 2018-13 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2018 Primary Election
March 5, 2018 No. 2018-12 Partial Manual Count after the March 6, 2018 Primary Election
February 16, 2018 No. 2018-11 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
February 12, 2018 No. 2018-10 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
February 9, 2018 No. 2018-09 Laws and Procedures for Annual and Regular ABBMs
January 31, 2018 No. 2018-08 Voter Identification Procedures
January 25, 2018 No. 2018-07 Updated Primary Election Procedures
January 25, 2018 No. 2018-06 Joint Primary Election Signage
January 17, 2018 No. 2018-05 Emergency Ballot Procedures
January 9, 2018 No. 2018-04 FWABs and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
January 5, 2018 No. 2018-03 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
January 5, 2018 No. 2018-02 Ballot by Mail Deadlines; HB 1151, HB 929 (Regular Session); SB 5 (Special Session)
January 4, 2018 No. 2018-01 Registering a Voter at a Business Address

 

2017 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 12, 2017 No. 2017-23 May 5, 2018 Election Law Calendar
December 5, 2017 No. 2017-22 Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
November 16, 2017 No. 2017-21 Expansion of definition of DRE (OAG Opinion - KP-0170)
November 7, 2017   Partial Manual Count after the November 7, 2017 Uniform Election Date
November 6, 2017   Precinct by Precinct Report for November 7, 2017 Elections
November 3, 2017   2018 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
November 3, 2017 No. 2017-20 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
November 1, 2017 No. 2017-19 Recount Deadlines for the November 7, 2017 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
October 25, 2017 No. 2017-18 2017 Legislative Summary
October 20, 2017 No. 2017-17 Updates to Voting System Procedures – Precinct Ballot Counters and Central Accumulators
October 17, 2017 No. 2017-16 Central Counting Station Plan
October 11, 2017 No. 2017-15 Voter Identification Procedures
October 6, 2017 No. 2017-14 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 20, 2017 No. 2017-13 Voter Registration Certificate
September 12, 2017 No. 2017-12  Voting at Residential Care Facilities and Other Provisions of HB 658 (85th Legislature, RS, 2017)
September 12, 2017 No. 2017-11  NEW LAW: House Bill 1151 and House Bill 929 – Ballot by Mail Deadlines and Federal Post Card Application (“FPCA”) User Ballot Deadlines
September 7, 2017 No. 2017-10 Required Oaths for Election Offices
August 31, 2017 No. 2017-09  Minority Language Requirements
  No. 2017-08 Appendices, March 6, 2018 Primary Election Law Calendar
  No. 2017-07 March 6, 2018 Primary Election Law Calendar
July 20, 2017 No. 2017-06 Senate Bill 957 – Numbering and Lettering of Propositions on the Ballot
  No. 2017-05   November 7, 2017 Election Law Calendar
June 14, 2017 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
May 9, 2017   Precinct by Precinct Report for May 6, 2017 Elections
May 8, 2017   Waiver of Partial Manual Count after the May 6, 2017 Uniform Election Date
May 3, 2017 No. 2017-03  Recount Deadlines for the May 6, 2017 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
May 3, 2017 No. 2017-02  Recount Deadlines for the May 6, 2017 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
April 18, 2017 No. 2017-01  Oath of Office (General Information)

 

2016 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
  No. 2016-24 May 6, 2017 Election Law Calendar
November 7, 2016   Partial Manual Count after the November 8, 2016 General Election for State and County Officers and Uniform Election Date
November 7, 2016   Precinct by Precinct Report
October 24, 2016 No. 2016-23 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
October 24, 2016 No. 2016-22 Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2016 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
October 24, 2016 No. 2016-21 Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2016 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
October 14, 2016 No. 2016-20 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 15, 2016 No. 2016-19 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
September 15, 2016 No. 2016-18 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
August 26, 2016
(Updated
September 29, 2016)
No. 2016-17 Voter Identification Procedures
June 30, 2016 No. 2016-16 2016 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
June 30, 2016 No. 2016-15 Minority Language Requirements
  No. 2016-14 November 8, 2016 Election Law Calendar
June 10, 2016 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
June 10, 2016 No. 2016-12 Considerations for Obtaining a New Voting System
May 25, 2016 No. 2016-11 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2016 Primary Runoff Elections
May 9, 2016 No. 2016-10 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 7, 2016 Uniform Election
May 9, 2016 No. 2016-09 Recount Deadlines for the May 7, 2016 Election
May 9, 2016   Required Partial Manual Count for all Political Subdivisions holding a May 7, 2016 Uniform Election
March 2, 2016 No. 2016-06 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2016 Primary Elections & Forms
February 11, 2016 No. 2016-05 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
February 11, 2016 No. 2016-04 Emergency Ballot Procedures
January 15, 2016   Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
January 15, 2016   Application Deadlines for Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held in 2016
January 8, 2016 No. 2016-02 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
January 8, 2016 No. 2016-01 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters

 

2015 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 16, 2015   Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 1, 2016 Primary Election
  No. 2015-15 Appendices, March 1, 2016 Primary Calendar
November 4, 2015   Partial Manual Count after the November 3, 2015 Uniform Election Date
November 4, 2015   Precinct by Precinct Report for November 3, 2015 Election
November 12, 2015 No. 2015-14 May 7, 2016 Election Law Calendar
October 15, 2015 No. 2015-13 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
October 15, 2015 No. 2015-12 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
October 15, 2015 No. 2015-11 Recount Deadlines for the November 3, 2015
September 15, 2015 No. 2015-10 New Laws and Procedures for ABBMs due to passage of HB 1927
  No. 2015-09 March 1, 2016 Election Law Calendar
September 10, 2015 No. 2015-08 DPS Web Portal
July 28, 2015 No. 2015-07 2015 Legislative Summary
June 26, 2015 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
  No. 2015-04 November 3, 2015 Election Law Calendar
May 6, 2015   Precinct-by-Precinct Reports for May 9
May 6, 2015   Partial Manual Count – May 9 Uniform Election
May 6, 2015 No. 2015-03 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 9, 2015 Uniform Election
May 6, 2015 No. 2015-02 Recount Deadlines for the May 9, 2015 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
March 5, 2015 No. 2015-01 Issuance of Receipts and Registration Applications by Volunteer Deputy Registrars (NEW APPLICATION FORM)
January 19, 2015   Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements

 

2014 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 19, 2014   Opportunity to Use Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held on May 9, 2015 and November 3, 2015 Uniform Election Dates
December 19, 2014   Application Deadlines for Countywide Election Precincts Polling Places in Countywide Elections Held on May 9, 2015 and November 3, 2015 Uniform Election Dates
  No. 2014-25 May 9, 2015 Election Law Calendar
October 28, 2014 No. 2014-24 Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
November 5, 2014 No. 2014-23 Recount Deadlines for the November 4, 2014 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
November 5, 2014 No. 2014-22 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
October 13, 2014   Joint Elections and Polling Places FAQs
October 13, 2014 No. 2014-21 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
October 13, 2014   Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
October 13, 2014   Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
October 6, 2014   Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 4, 2014 Elections
August 28, 2014   Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
September 12, 2014   Annual Application for Ballot by Mail FAQs & Early Voting Roster Information
October 7, 2014 No. 2014-20 Processing and Counting Write-In Votes Cast on Electronic Voting Systems
October 6, 2014 No. 2014-19 Manual/Hand Counting Rules for Paper and Optical Scan Ballots
October 7, 2014 No. 2014-18 Central Counting and Central Accumulation Station Procedures
September 10, 2014 No. 2014-17 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
September 10, 2014 No. 2014-16 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
July 31, 2014   Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
June 30, 2014 No. 2014-15 2014 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report
June 23, 2014 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
June 23, 2014 No. 2014-13 Minority Language Requirements
  No. 2014-12 November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar
May 23, 2014   Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 27, 2014 Election
May 23, 2014   Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 27, 2014 Runoff Primary Election
May 23, 2014 No. 2014-11 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Runoff Elections
May 20, 2014 No. 2014-10 Allowable Dates for Runoff Elections
April 23, 2014   Precinct by Precinct Returns for the May 10, 2014 Election
April 23, 2014 No. 2014-09 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
April 23, 2014 No. 2014-08 Recount Deadlines for the May 10, 2014
April 9, 2014 No. 2014-07 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
April 1, 2014 No. 2014-06 Electronic Voting System Procedures
April 1, 2014   Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 10, 2014 Elections
March 5, 2014 No. 2014-05 Canvass and Recount Filing Deadlines for 2014 Primary Elections & Forms
February 12, 2014 No. 2014-04 Emergency Ballot Procedures
February 12, 2014 No. 2014-03 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 19, 2016   Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart
March 5, 2014   Precinct by Precinct Returns for the March 4, 2014 Election
January 2, 2014 No. 2014-02 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
January 2, 2014 No. 2014-01 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters