Elections

Important Dates

Deadline to post NEW HB 305 notice.September 1, 2019
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline Monday, December 16, 2019 
First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailWednesday, January 1, 2020
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 14, 2020
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 2, 2020
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 20, 2020
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Monday, April 20, 2020 (deadline falls on San Jacinto Day, moves to preceding business day)
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, April 28, 2020
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 2, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)1

1 Please note that pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929 (2017), different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot By Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code. Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.

Candidate Information

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office, a person must:

  1. be a United States citizen;
  2. be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
  3. have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
    • totally mentally incapacitated; or
    • partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  4. have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
  5. have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot; and
  6. on the date described by the preceding item “5)”, be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected.

Helpful  Links
Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
Brazoria County Clerk's - Elections Division 

  1. Frances Aguilar, TRMC CMC

    City Secretary
    Phone: (979) 849-4364 x2115