The Texas Secretary of State 2022 Candidate’s Guide has information on filing in the Democratic Primary, for County or Precinct Chair and all the Qualifications for public office.
Candidate Filing is open now until December 13, 2021.
Methods of Filing Candidate Application:A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.
Filing in Person: Candidates for County Offices or State Representative can file in person by appointment at 55 Pin Oak Court, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. Call 979-529-9611 to schedule. Applications will also be accepted at the November CEC Meeting. Click here for information
Candidates for County Offices or State Representative can file by appointment at 4119 North Nolan Place, Pearland TX 77584 Monday through Friday from 4-7 PM.
Additional Times and Locations will be posted soon.
Candidates for offices that span counties must file with the Texas Democratic Party but we will be happy to assist where possible.
Filing by Mail to Kris McGarvey, 55 Pin Oak Court, Lake Jackson, TX 77566:An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b), 144.005(b)).
Filing by Email: A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if there is no filing fee. If a candidate is filing their candidate application with a filing fee, they may only do so in person or by mail.
Precinct Chair filing will reopen on January 15
In accordance with SB 13’s changes to the precinct chair filing process for the 2022 election, the initial filing period for precinct chairs ended at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Therefore, the initial precinct chair filing period has closed. The filing period for precinct chairs will reopen on Saturday, January 15, 2022 and will end at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Any precinct chair applications filed after December 1, 2021 MUST be rejected. Precinct Chair candidates should be instructed that the filing period will reopen on January 15, 2022 and a new application can be submitted during the second filing period.
For more information, please see Advisory 2021-22 – Filing Period for the May 24, 2022 Precinct Chair Election for more information on the filing process for precinct chair.
|Application||Link to Form|
|Application for Party Chair on Primary Ballot||Form|
|Application for Place on the Primary Ballot||Form|
|Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Petition for Judicial Office (For Use in Primary Election)||Form|
|Petition for Statewide Judicial Office on Primary Ballot||Form|
|Application for Place on Primary Ballot – Federal Office||Form|
|Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.||Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM|
|First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).||Saturday, January 1, 2022* |
*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Monday, January 31, 2022|
|First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Monday, February 14, 2022|
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail|
(Received, not Postmarked)
|Friday, February 18, 2022|
|Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Friday, February 25, 2022|
|Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail||Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Thursday, March 3, 2022 (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)4|
*First business day after Texas Independence Day