When To Vote
For information on voting by mail or voting early in person, please see the “Early Voting” section. Polls are open at various times during early voting and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Important 2015 Election Dates
|Authority conducting elections||County Elections Officer/Local political subdivisions|
|Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline||Thursday, June 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015 for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates
|First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot1||Saturday, July 25, 2015|
|Last Day to Order General Election or Election on Measure||Monday, August 24, 2015|
|Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot||Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.|
|First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail||Friday, September 4, 2015 (does not apply to FPCA)|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Monday, October 5, 2015|
|First Day of Early Voting||Monday, October 19, 2015|
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
|Friday, October 23, 2015 (regular ABBM)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (FPCA)
|Last Day of Early Voting||Friday, October 30, 2015|
|Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail||Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)|
1Local political subdivisions might not have a "first day" to file. However, under new law, most local entities now have a first day to file. Write-in deadlines for general and special elections also vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November of an odd-numbered year; special election write-in rules vary, see long calendars for details.
Generally, the filing deadline is the 71st day prior to Election Day (78th day prior to November General Election in even-numbered years); however, the Election Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code.