March 3, 2020 Joint Primary Election

What is a Primary Election?

  • A primary election is an election used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election.  
  • Texas primaries are open, meaning a voter does not have to be registered as a member of a party to participate in its primary. Voters in Texas must sign a pledge when voting declaring that they will not vote in another party’s primary in the same year.
  • Winners in primary elections in Texas are determined by majority vote. In the case that no candidate receives more than the 50 percent of votes cast, the top two candidates proceed to a runoff election.
  • Click here to watch a video from the League of Women Voters of Texas further explain Texas Primary Elections 

When and Where to Vote

Early Voting Dates, Times, and Locations (.pdf)

Election Day Vote Centers (.pdf)

  • Polls on Election Day (Tuesday March 3, 2020) will be open from 7 AM - 7 PM.

Voting by Mail (Link)

Sample Ballots

Click here to view sample ballots.

General Information

Order of Joint Primary Elections for the Democratic and Republican Parties/ Orden de Elección Primaria Combinada para los Partidos Democráticos y Republicanos (.pdf)

Notice of Joint Primary Election for the Democratic and Republican Parties/ Aviso de Elección Primaria Combinada para los Partidos Democráticos y Republicanos (.pdf)

March 3, 2020 Primary Calendar (Link)