Important Election Calendar Information

Next Election Date for Board of Director Officer(s):  May 7th, 2022

Deadline to post candidate requirements 1Form 1-15 (PDF)Friday, May 7, 2021

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1  Monday, December 20, 2021 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1

  • 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.

  • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 18, 2022 

  • Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

       See note below relating to four-year terms3

  • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 7, 2022 

  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 25, 2022  

  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, May 3, 2022 

  • Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 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 

1 Section 2051.152 of the Government Code requires all political subdivisions with the authority to impose a tax maintain a publically accessible Internet website and post the date and location of the next election for officers of the political subdivision and the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the political subdivision, which shall be continuously posted for at least one year before the election day for the office.

2 Filing deadlines:  generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”).  Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) special elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election. 

3If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election.  For the May 7, 2022 election, this is Friday, March 11, 2022. See Section 143.008 of the Code. 

4 Different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot By Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code. Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.