Making Democracy Work

Election Cycles

Even Numbered Years

  • Presidential Election (2016, 2020, 2024, etc.)
  • Mid-Term Election (2018, 2022, 2026, etc.)
  • U.S. Senators - 6-year terms
  • U.S. Representatives - 2-year terms
  • Governor and statewide officials - 4-year terms
  • Texas Senators - 4-year terms
  • Texas Representatives - 2-year terms
  • County officials - 4-year terms
  • City and school board - terms vary

MonthOfficesElection
MarchNational, state, countyRepublican and Democratic primary elections
MayCity, school districtsLocal elections, nonpartisan
MayNational, state, countyRepublican and Democratic primary runoff elections
NovemberNational, state, countyGeneral election - candidates from all parties and independent candidates on the ballot, proposed constitutional amendments
NovemberCity, school districtsLocal elections, nonpartisan

Odd Numbered Years City and school board - terms vary

MonthOfficesElection
MayCity, school districtsLocal elections, nonpartisan
NovemberStateGeneral election - proposed constitutional amendments
NovemberCity, school districtsLocal elections, nonpartisan