Texas Primary Election March 1, 2022
- Register to vote by January 31
- Vote early February 14 - 25
- Apply to vote by mail by February 18
- Voters Guide available at VOTE411.org by January 26
Primary Election: Texas has open primaries, which means all Texas voters can participate.
The Republican and Democratic Parties each choose their candidates in a 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: Once you have voted in one party primary or convention, you cannot vote in another party’s primary or convention, and 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.