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Elections Division Advisories

2024 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
February 21, 2024 No.2024-07 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the March 5, 2024 Primary Elections
February 16, 2024 No.2024-06 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
January 24, 2024 No.2024-05 Public Inspection of Ballot Images and Cast Vote Records and Ballot Security (HB 5180)
January 16, 2024 No.2024-04 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Democratic) (Republican) (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
January 16, 2024 No.2024-03 Emergency Ballot Procedures
January 15, 2024 No.2024-02 Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones
January 15, 2024 No.2024-01 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters

 

2023 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 23, 2023 No.2023-27 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 5, 2024 Primary Election
December 21, 2023 No.2023-26 Voter Registration List Maintenance Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Texas Election Code as it Pertains to the Primary Election and Primary Runoff Election
December 18, 2023 No.2023-25 May 4, 2024 Election and June 15, 2024 Runoff Election Law Calendar
December 14, 2023 No.2023-24 NEW LAW: Elections for Appraisal Districts in Counties with a Population of 75,000 or More – Senate Bill 2 (88th Legislature, Second Called Special Session)
November 17, 2023 No.2023-23 Registering a Voter who is Part of a Confidentiality Program
November 8, 2023 No.2023-22 Partial Manual Count after the November 7, 2023 Uniform Election
November 2, 2023 No.2023-21 March 5, 2024 Primary Election Law Calendar and May 28, 2024 Primary Runoff Election Law Calendar
October 30, 2023 No.2023-20 Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (November 5, 2024)
October 16, 2023 No.2023-19 2024 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
November 17, 2023 No.2023-18 (Revised) Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 7, 2023 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
October 16, 2023 No.2023-17 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 7, 2023 Uniform Election Date
October 16, 2023 No.2023-16 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
October 2, 2023 No.2023-15 Election Law Calendar for December 9, 2023 Runoff Election Date Pursuant to the Secretary of State’s Proclamation
September 28, 2023 No.2023-14 NEW LAW: Changes to Accessibility Requirements – Senate Bill 477
September 21, 2023 No.2023-13 NEW LAW: Senate Bill 1599 – Changes to the Corrective Action Process for Defects on Application for a Ballot by Mail and Carrier Envelope
August 22, 2023 No.2023-12 Texas Certification Procedures for Electronic Pollbooks
August 18, 2023 No.2023-11 NEW LAW: Election Precincts and Polling Places – Senate Bill 924
August 14, 2023 No.2023-10 NEW LAW: Changes to Early Voting by Personal Appearance – House Bill 1217
July 24, 2023 No.2023-09 November 7, 2023 Election Law Calendar
July 21, 2023 No.2023-08 2023 Legislative Summary – 88th Regular Session and Second Special Session
July 14, 2023 No.2023-07 Volunteer Deputy Registrars
June 26, 2023 No.2023-06 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 2, 2023 No.2023-05 Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
May 4, 2023 No.2023-04 Partial Manual Count after the May 6, 2023 Uniform Election
May 4, 2023 No.2023-03 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 6, 2023 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
May 4, 2023 No.2023-02 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 6, 2023 Uniform
April 17, 2023 No.2023-01 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places

 

2022 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 13, 2022 No.2022-38 2023 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
December 12, 2022 No.2022-37 May 6, 2023 Election Law Calendar
November 9, 2022 No.2022-36 Partial Manual Count after the November 2, 2022 Uniform Election Date (CSO)
November 9, 2022 No.2022-35 Partial Manual Count after the November 8, 2022 Uniform Election (County)
November 3, 2022 No.2022-34 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 8, 2022 Uniform Election Date
November 3, 2022 No.2022-33 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2022 General Election for Federal, State, and County Officers
November 3, 2022 No.2022-32 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 8, 2022 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
October 19, 2022 No.2022-31 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 19, 2022 No.2022-30 Hash Validation Procedures for Logic and Accuracy Testing
September 9, 2022 No.2022-29 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
September 1, 2022 No.2022-28 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for November 8, 2022 General Election
September 1, 2022 No.2022-27 Additional Instructions for Preparation of Ballot for Write-In Candidates and Independents, Procedures for Unopposed Candidates Declared Elected, and Legend Printing Instructions
June 20, 2022 No.2022-26

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 20, 2022 No.2022-25 November 8, 2022 Election Law Calendar
June 15, 2022 No.2022-24 NEW LAW: SB 1113 (2021, Regular Session) Withholding of Funds for Voter Registrar’s Failure to Timely Perform Voter Registration Duties
May 24, 2022 No.2022-23 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Elections
May 23, 2022 No.2022-22 Partial Manual Count after the May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Election
May 5, 2022 No.2022-21 Partial Manual Count after the May 7, 2022 Election
May 2, 2022 No.2022-20 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 7, 2022 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
May 2, 2022 No.2022-19 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the May 7, 2022
Uniform Election Date
April 26, 2022 No.2022-18 Additional Ballot by Mail Procedures for May Uniform Election and Primary Runoff Election
April 11, 2022 No.2022-17 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
March 9, 2022 No.2022-16 Cancellation of Elections
March 2, 2022 No.2022-15 Partial Manual Count after the March 1, 2022 Primary Election
March 2, 2022 No.2022-14 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the March 1, 2022 Primary Elections
February 14, 2022 No.2022-13 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
February 11, 2022 No.2022-12 Additional Procedures Regarding Correction of Defects on Application for Ballot by Mail or Carrier Envelope | (Superseded by Election Advisory No. 2023-13)
February 6, 2022 No.2022-11 Party Affiliation Questions and Answers
February 4, 2022 No.2022-10 Ballot Security Requirements
February 4, 2022 No.2022-09 NEW LAW: Changes to Poll Watcher Requirements Under House Bill 3107 and Senate Bill 1 
January 28, 2022 No. 2022-08 NEW LAW: Senate Bill 1 – Opportunity to Correct Defects on Application for a Ballot by Mail and Carrier Envelope | (Superseded by Election Advisory No. 2023-13)
January 21, 2022 No. 2022-07 NEW LAW: Changes to Early Voting by Personal Appearance – House Bill 2025,
House Bill 3107, and Senate Bill 1
January 20, 2022 No. 2022-06 Appointment Procedures for Early Voting Ballot Board Members
January 14, 2022 No. 2022-05 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
January 12, 2022 No. 2022-04 Emergency Ballot Procedures
January 10, 2022 No 2022-03

Procedures for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots (FWABs) from FPCA Voters and Voters in Hostile Fire Pay and Combat Zones

January 10, 2022 No 2022-02 Instructions and Deadlines for Mailing/Emailing Ballots Under the Federal “MOVE Act” for Overseas Voters
January 3, 2022 No. 2022-01 Ballot Preparation and Sample Ballots for March 1, 2022 Primary Election

 

2021 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 22, 2021 No 2021-24 Informal Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
December 10, 2021 No. 2021-23 May 7, 2022 Election Law Calendar
November 23, 2021 No. 2021-22 Filing Period for the May 24, 2022 Precinct Chair Election
November 19, 2021 No. 2021-21 2021 Legislative Summary – Second and Third Special Sessions
November 15, 2021 No. 2021-20 2022 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Places and Countywide Polling Place Program FAQs
November 12, 2021 No. 2021-19 Deadlines for Vacancies and Replacement Nominees for the General Election for State and County Officers (November 8, 2022) 
November 12, 2021 No. 2021-18 Revised: March 1, 2022 Primary Election and May 24, 2022 Primary Runoff Election Law Calendar
November 2, 2021 No. 2021-17 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 2, 2021 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
November 2, 2021 No. 2021-16 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office for the November 2, 2021 Uniform Election
November 2, 2021 No. 2021-15 Partial Manual Count after the November 2, 2021 Elections
November 1, 2021 No. 2021-14 Impact of Redistricting on Certain Election Deadlines and Procedures
October 18, 2021 No. 2021-13 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 13, 2021 No. 2021-12 Precinct Chair Elections and Candidate Filings for 2022
September 9, 2021 No. 2021-11 List Maintenance Activity Involving Potential Non-United States Citizens
August 21, 2021 No. 2021-10 NEW LAW: SB 1111 (2021, Regular Session) Address Confirmation Process and Forms
July 30, 2021 No. 2021-09 2021 Legislative Summary – 87th Regular Session
June 29, 2021 No. 2021-08 November 2, 2021 Election Law Calendar
June 11, 2021 No. 2021-07 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 13, 2021 No. 2021-06 Partial Manual County after the May 1, 2021 Election
May 13, 2021 No. 2021-05 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
May 13, 2021 No. 2021-04 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the May 1, 2021 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
May 13, 2021 No. 2021-03 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
January 7, 2021 No. 2021-02 Exemptions to Voting System Accessibility Requirements
January 6, 2021 No. 2021-01 2021 Opportunities to Use Countywide Polling Place Program.

 

2020 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
November 20, 2020 No. 2020-37 May 1, 2021 Election Law Calendar
November 3, 2020 No. 2020-36 Partial Manual Count after the November 3, 2020 Elections
November 3, 2020 No. 2020-35 Canvass Dates and Recount Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 General Election for Federal, State and County Officers
November 3, 2020 No. 2020-34 Canvass and Recount Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 Elections of Cities, School Districts and Other Political Subdivisions
October 30, 2020 No. 2020-33 Post-Election Procedures and Qualifying for Office
October 5, 2020 No. 2020-32 Presidential Ballot (Chapter 113, Texas Election Code)
October 5, 2020 No. 2020-31 Limited Ballot Voters and District Chart (PDF) (Chapters 111 and 112, Texas Election Code)
October 3, 2020 No. 2020-30 Certain Activities in Vicinity of Polling Places
September 17, 2020 No. 2020-29 NEW LAW: HB 25 (2017) Elimination of Straight-Party Voting
September 8, 2020 No. 2020-28 Registering a Voter who is part of a Confidentially Program.    
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
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)
June 19, 2018 No. 2018-25 November 6, 2018 Election Law Calendar
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

 

2017 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
December 12, 2017 No. 2017-23 May 5, 2018 Election Law Calendar
November 16, 2017 No. 2017-21 Expansion of definition of DRE (OAG Opinion - KP-0170)
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
September 7, 2017 No. 2017-10 Required Oaths for Election Offices
  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
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
  No. 2016-14 November 8, 2016 Election Law Calendar

 

2015 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
November 12, 2015 No. 2015-14 May 7, 2016 Election Law Calendar
July 28, 2015 No. 2015-07 2015 Legislative Summary
  No. 2015-04 November 3, 2015 Election Law Calendar

 

2014 Advisories and Memos

Release Date Advisory Number Advisories and Memos
  No. 2014-25 May 9, 2015 Election Law Calendar
August 28, 2014   Full Text of Constitutional Amendment
  No. 2014-12 November 4, 2014 Election Law Calendar