The League's nonpartisan Voters Guide will be available online by early voting for the following elections at VOTE411
The League's nonpartisan Voters Guide is also available as a PDF in English or Spanish
Texas Primary Runoff Election
May 24, 2022
- April 25 - Last day to register to vote
- May 13 - Last day to apply for Vote-by-Mail Ballot
- May 16 - May 20 - Vote Early
- May 24 - Election Day and Vote-by-Mail Ballot receipt deadline
Texas has open primaries, which means all Texas voters can participate. The Primary Elections include the Primary Election, which was held on March 1st, and this Runoff Primary Election.
- The Republican and Democratic Parties each choose their candidates in the Primary Elections. If one candidate did not receive more than 50% of a party’s votes for any race in the March 1st Primary Election, then the two candidates with the most votes must compete in a Runoff Primary Election.
- The Libertarian and Green Parties each choose their candidates in a party convention.
Since many districts in Texas heavily favor one party over the other, the primaries often determine the winner of the General Election! Even if you do not strongly identify with any political party, you can and should carefully consider the candidate choices and participate in one of the primaries or conventions.
Note: If you did not vote in the March 1st Primary Election, you can still vote in the Runoff Primary Election! But, if you voted in one party primary or convention, you cannot vote in another party’s primary or convention. So, if you voted in the March 1st Primary Election, you can only vote in that same party’s Runoff Election.
General Election: Voting in one party’s primary election, convention or runoff election does NOT commit you to vote for a particular party or candidate in the General Election. You can still vote for any candidate of your choice, regardless of party, in the General Election.