Breaking: Texas Primary Filing, Election, Run-off Dates Set by San Antonio Court

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This just in — the San Antonio panel has issued filing, primary and run-off dates for the primary election and primary run-off, if needed. Here it is:


2012 May Municipal and Primary Filing, Election, Run-Off Dates

March 2, 2012: May primary filing period re-opens

March 9, 2012: May primary filing period closes at 6 p.m.

May 13, 2012: First day to apply for a mail ballot for May municipal election.

April 9, 2012: Residency deadline for State House and State Senate. A person must be a continuous resident of the district they seek to represent from April 9, 2012 until the date of the General Election.

April 12, 2012: Voter registration deadline for May municipal election

April 14, 2012: May primary ballots should be mailed to voters subject to the Move Act on or before this date.

April 25, 2012: Voter registration certificates for May primary should be issued to voters whose registration will be effective as of the date issued and whose name does not appear on the suspense list on or before this date.

April 30, 2012: Early voting begins for May municipal election date.

May 7, 2012: Last day to apply for mail ballot for May municipal election.

May 8, 2012: Early voting ends for May municipal election date.

May 12, 2012: May Municipal Election Day (Saturday)

May 14, 2012: Early voting begins for May primary Election

May 25, 2012: Early voting ends for May primary Election

May 29, 2012: May Primary Election Day

June 1, 2012: First day a voter can submit an application for an early mail ballot for the July primary runoff.

June 10, 2012: Deadline for July primary runoff primary candidates to withdraw from the ballot at 9 a.m.

June 16, 2012: July primary runoff ballots must have been mailed to voters on or before this date

July 23, 2012: Early voting begins for July Primary Runoff

July 27, 2012: Early voting ends for July Primary Runoff

July 31, 2012: July Primary Runoff Election Day

We don't have early voting dates yet. They were not specified in the court order. The Texas Democratic Party's State Convention is still set for June 7-9 in Houston.

Update 4:51 p.m. — Early voting for the primary runs May 14-25. Yes, that's two days after the municipal general election.

Update 4:59 p.m. — Just for fun, I added early voting for the July run-off, and the municipal election dates.

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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women's basketball and breakfast tacos.

3 Comments

  1. Waste of $
    So early voting for the primary begins two days after the municipal elections? What an incredible waste of money! This is really going to test the awareness of the burned out voter.

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