AUSTIN, TX – As ordered by the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, the 2012 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections will be held May 29, 2012. Per the Court’s Order, the runoff for the May 29, 2012 Primary Election is scheduled for July 31, 2012. The Court’s Order can be found at www.sos.state.tx.us.
“I am pleased Texas voters and candidates now have certainty when the 2012 primary and runoff elections will be held in Texas,” said Secretary of State Hope Andrade. “I urge all voters who want to make their mark on Texas by casting a ballot in these critical primary elections to verify they are registered to vote, by visiting www.VoteTexas.gov. Texans who are eligible, but not yet registered will find the necessary information directing them how they can become registered voters.”
Additional key dates in the 2012 Primary Election cycle either included in the Court’s Order or the result of the Order:
CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD
March 2, 2012 – March 9, 2012
May 29, 2012
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
April 30, 2012
DEADLINE TO MAIL MILITARY AND OVERSEAS BALLOTS FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
April 14, 2012
EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR PRIMARY ELECTION
May 14, 2012 – May 25, 2012
July 31, 2012
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR RUNOFF ELECTION
(If not a previously registered voter)
July 2, 2012
DEADLINE TO MAIL MILITARY AND OVERSEAS BALLOTS FOR RUNOFF ELECTION
June 16, 2012
EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR RUNOFF ELECTION
July 23, 2012 – July 27, 2012
For more information on Texas elections and voter registration, please visit www.VoteTexas.gov.
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