Primary Election 2024: TRTA Members Get Ready!

Primary Election 2024 is right around the corner! The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is providing resources and information to help our members prepare.

Before members delve into the task of educating political candidates about issues that matter to Texas public education retirees, they should review the following deadlines that are fast approaching!

Primary Election Schedule: Important Dates!

Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, February 5, 2024
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, February 23, 2024
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, March 1, 2024
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (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)
Primary Runoff Election, if needed Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Voter Registration Resources

Priority number one for TRTA members is to ensure you are registered to vote! The deadline to register is February 5, 2024.

Prefer to register in person? You can register at your county voter registrar’s office. You can also pick up a registration application from the county registrar’s office, public library, or other government office, fill out the application and mail it to the voter registrar.

What’s On Your Ballot?

Multiple offices are up for election this year, including President of the United States, U.S. Senate, all 38 U.S. Representatives; 15 members of the Texas Senate, and all 150 Texas Representatives, among others. Get a complete list of the candidates on your ballot by visiting

Please remember that this is the Primary Election, where candidates will be chosen to appear on the November General Election ballot. Any registered voter can participate in either party’s primary election, but voters can only take part in one primary per election cycle.

Why You Should Vote in the Primary Election

Your vote in the Primary Election is important. Why? Because most elections in Texas are decided during the primary election cycle. According to the Texas Tribune, only 18% of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2022 primaries. Every election and every single vote matters, and voters have the power!

We cannot stress this enough: Numbers really matter when it comes to elections. Numbers matter even more in a Primary Election.

Your vote in the Primary Election signifies support for candidates who represent your interests! Like many TRTA members, your interests may include protecting your retirement security and enhancing the benefits you receive.

TRTA does not endorse candidates for political office; however, the issues we have advocate for frequently garner widespread—even unanimous—bipartisan support!

Retired Texas educator issues matter to Texas elected officials! In fact, every single State Senator and Representative in the Texas Legislature voted FOR the bills that provided a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and stipend for hundreds of thousands of Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirees.

When the 89th Texas Legislature begins in 2025 we must be prepared! The road to influencing future policy outcomes starts NOW. Make your plan to vote in the Primary Election! Let’s go!

Thank You!

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and supporting issues that affect retired Texas public school personnel. Stay tuned to the Inside Line as we continue with a series of articles to help members prepare for Primary Election 2024. TRTA is the only group that focuses solely on your TRS retirement security! Please join us today!

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