Texas Redisctricting and Election Calendar - SUBJECT TO CHANGE...

The following information was supplied by TXRedistricting.org. Because of the flux of information during this primary season, it is important for candidates and voters to stay up to date on these important issues.

 

Assuming the new election schedule holds, here’s a rundown of key dates for the primary cycle, including financial reporting deadlines:

January 15, 2012 - State, county & local candidates must submit finance report for period July 1 - December 31, 2011.

January 27, 2012 - Last day a vacancy can occur and be included on the April 3 primary ballot.

January 31, 2012 - Deadline for county commissions to make any changes needed to precinct boundaries. Also deadline for federal candidates to file their Q4 2011 campaign finance reports.

Late January 2012 - Candidate filing period reopens after legislative and congressional maps are finalized.  Candidates may file for any federal, state, county, or local office during this time, switch races, or withdraw earlier applications.

February 1, 2012 - New residency deadline for candidates seeking election to the Texas House and Texas Senate. (There is no residency requirement for Congress).

February 1, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. - End of filing period for all federal, state, county, or local offices.  Also the deadline by which to file for a vacancy in an unexpired term occurring before January 27.

February 2, 2012 - If a candidate withdraws, dies, or is declared ineligible by this date, his or her name will be omitted from the April 3 primary ballot.

February 3, 2012 - New deadline for Democratic and Republican county executive committees to conduct drawing for candidate order on ballot.

February 11, 2012 - First day a voter may submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.

February 13, 2012 - Date by which each county must issue new voter registration certificates to voters.

March 4, 2012 - Deadline for opposed state, county, and local candidates to file their ‘30-day before election’ financial reports (covering contributions and expenses through February 23). 

March 5, 2012 - Deadline to register to vote or to file a change of address if intending to vote in the April 3 primary.

March 12, 2012 - Deadline for candidates for state office to file personal financial statements.

March 20 - March 30, 2012 - In-person early voting for the primary.

March 22, 2012 - Deadline for congressional candidates to file their pre-primary reports (covering contributions and expenses through March 14).

March 26, 2012 - Deadline for opposed state, county, and local candidates to file their ‘8-day before election’ reports (covering contributions and expenses through March 24).

April 3, 2012 - Primary day.

April 3-8, 2012 - Precinct conventions as set by each county party.

April 6, 2012 
- First day a voter may submit a mail ballot application for the primary runoff.

April 10, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.
 - Deadline for a candidate to withdraw from the runoff ballot.

April 11, 2012
 - Deadline for Democratic and Republican county parties to canvass election returns.

April 12, 2012 @ noon
 - Deadline for county parties to submit canvassed returns their respective state party.

April 14, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.
 - Deadline for each state party to canvass returns.

April 14 or April 21, 2012
 - Date of county and senate district conventions, as determined by the state chair of each political party.

April 15, 2012 -
 Deadline for federal candidates to file their Q1 2012 campaign finance reports.

April 16, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m.
- Deadline for county parties to conduct ballot order draw for the primary runoff.

May 6, 2012 -
 Deadline for runoff candidates to file their ‘30-day before election’ reports (covering contributions and expenses through April 26).

May 7, 2012
 - Deadline for new voter registrations or for a voter to change his or her address in order to be effective for the primary runoff.

May 22 - June 1, 2012 -
 In-person early voting for the primary runoff. 

May 24, 2012
 - Deadline for congressional candidates to file their pre-primary runoff reports (covering contributions and expenses through May 16).

May 28, 2012
 - Deadline for runoff candidates to file their ‘8-day before election’ reports (covering contributions and expenses through May 26).

June 5, 2012
 - Primary runoff.

June 8-10, 2012 
- Republican state convention in Fort Worth.

June 9-10, 2012 -
Democratic state convention in Houston.

June 25, 2012
 - New Democratic and Republican precinct chairs take office.
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