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


May 9, 2015 – Limited Uniform Election Date
The more detailed [link will go here when available] is available on the Elections homepage and on the Conducting Your Elections pages.
Authority conducting elections County Elections Officer/Local political subdivisions
Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline Monday, December 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 28, 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 Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Last Day to Order General Election Friday, February 27, 2015
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot1 Friday, February 27, 2015
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (does not apply to FPCA)
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 9, 2015
First Day of Early Voting Monday, April 27, 2015
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 (regular ABBM)

Friday, May 1, 2015 (FPCA)

Last Day of Early Voting Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 9, 2015 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

November 3, 2015 — Uniform Election Date
The more detailed [link will go here when available] is available on the Elections homepage and on the Conducting Your Elections pages.
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.