Important Dates for 2020 Candidates

These dates are subject to changes from the 2019 legislative session. Check the Texas Secretary of State website for updates.

Event Dates
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - Primary Election Date
First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates. Tuesday, September 10, 2020
First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot; first day for independent candidates to file declaration of intent. Saturday, November 9, 2019
Last day for candidates to file.
Last day for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Uniform Election Date (Limited)
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only). Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only). Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only). Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - General Election Date
Last Day to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only). Thursday, June 18, 2020 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only). Saturday, July 18, 2020
First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers). Saturday, July 18, 2020
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers) Monday, August 17, 2020
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Friday, August 21, 2020