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The Next Election & Voters Guide

  • Texas Primaries Runoff, Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • General Election, Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Be a Texas Voter! Vote in the Texas Primaries Runoff, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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LWV-TX 2016 Texas Primaries Runoff Voters Guide Available Before Early Election

Funded & published by the LWV of Texas Education Fund

Voters GuideThe 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.

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Print your own League of Women Voter of Texas "Be Informed" Social Media Cards to Hand Out!

Primary Info Card 2016
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Instructions: Use 10 cards per sheet (2' x 3 ' 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 MailFriday, January 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to VoteMonday, April 25, 2016
First Day of /Early VotingMonday, May 16, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Friday, May 13, 2016
Last Day of Early VotingFriday, May 20, 2016
Election Day! Ballot by Mail DueTuesday, 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.

Handy Dandy 2016 GE Election Guide Handy Dandy 2016 GE Election Guide - Spanish

Post/Print or share any time: "Handy Dandy Voters Information for the 2016 General Election"

The LWV-TX hopes that the flyers will help you create the tradition of voting in your schools and community.


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

Three easy steps to vote in Texas

Three Easy Steps to Vote in Texas

ONE: Register

TWO: Read a nonpartisan "Voters Guide". Be an informed voter

Three:Vote! Print your ballot before you vote.

  • Vote by mail: Apply now!
  • Find your polling location(s) at
County Elections Office
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)

Resources for the Texas Constitutional process:

Upcoming elections

  • 2016 Texas Primary Runoff Election 2016: May 24
  • 2016 General Election 2016: November 8

Your Election Information is the League of Woman Voters nonpartisan voter information site. Vote411 has all your trusted League of Women Voter information about voting and elections is easy to read, easy to navigate to, and can handle voters' every need.

  • What is on the ballot?
  • Where to vote?
  • Print your ballot for Election Day
  • LWV Voters Guide
  • Compare candidates' positions side-by-side
  • Voter registration
  • Election information

For local voter and election information and your region's Voters Guide visit your local League of Women Voters website

Other Resources:

Texas Elections Calendar

Vote in the general election! Here is why

Voting is power! Elections determine leaders and policies ... Special interests take control when you don't vote ... Democracy only works if we vote ... If you don't vote, don't complain!

In the general election, citizens can vote for candidates of any party. The general election date is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

  • The Texas Governor is elected every four years (not at the presidential elections)
  • The Texas Senate Elections are every four years ( Not at the presidential election)
  • The Texas House Elections are every two years

Your Vote Counts

Texas Primary Election Results

The LWV-TX continues to fight for your right to vote.

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