LWV-TX 2016 Texas Primaries Runoff Voters Guide Available Before Early Election
Funded & published by the LWV of Texas Education Fund
The LWV-Texas Voters Guide is nonpartisan & unbiased and lists candidates in contested races who are on the May 24, 2016, Texas Primary Runoff Election ballot and provides their answers to questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund.
Instructions: Use 10 cards per sheet (2' x 3 ½' card size) business card stock to print or download to thumb drive and take to your local printer.
Important Election Dates for the May 24, 2016 Primary Election
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
Friday, January 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to Vote
Monday, April 25, 2016
First Day of /Early Voting
Monday, May 16, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, May 13, 2016
Last Day of Early Voting
Friday, May 20, 2016
Election Day! Ballot by Mail Due
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Print and Post flyers to promote voting!
The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWV-TX) knows that it is very important that Texans vote to elect their representatives, yet Texas has low voter participation. Texans can foster the tradition of voting for their community and proudly set an example for informed voting.
We are asking that work to establish a tradition of voting continue throughout the 2016 voting year.
To help community leaders promote voting in the Texas, the LWV-TX has created a series of voter education flyers.
Post/Print or share any time: "Handy Dandy Voters Information for the 2016 General Election"
Vote in the Primary Election or Primary Runoff if you want a say in who is elected! Lots of Legislative districts in Texas have been drawn to be majority Democrat or Republican. Such districts make it hard for a minority party to win elections. Thus, many local races are contested (have opponents) only in the Primary Election and the winner of the Primary Election has no opponent in the General Election. Make your voice heard by voting in the Primary Election!
Facts About Texas Primaries
Voting in the primaries does not make you a Republican or a Democrat.
You do not register with a party in Texas.
Voters in a Texas primary sign "I am a (insert appropriate political party) and understand that I am ineligible to vote or participate in another political party's primary election or convention during this voting year." See more
You can vote for any candidate in the general election
Vote early: Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20,
Vote on Election Day: May 24, 2016
Congratulations! You are a Texas Voter!
About the Texas constitutional process
"The way the Texas document is written makes it, perhaps paradoxically, both fairly easy to amend and highly restrictive in the powers it grants, making frequent and often highly specific changes necessary." (Chris Hooks)
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