Voter Alert for July 14 Primary Runoff! Mail Ballots Available for Retirees Over Age 65

The Texas Primary Runoff Election will occur on July 14, 2020. The election will feature more than 30 contests and will determine which Democrats and Republicans will appear on the ballot in the November General Election. Click here to view the candidates.

Important Election Dates

  • Vote by mail application received by deadline: July 2, 2020
  • Early voting period: June 29, 2020 – July 10, 2020
  • Ballot by Mail Return Deadlines: July 14 by 7:00 p.m.P
  • Primary Runoff Election Day: July 14, 2020

Who Can Vote in the Runoff Election?

Even if you did not vote in the March Primary Election, you can still vote in the runoff as long as you are a registered voter. Click here to verify your registration!

Texas is an open primary state, so if you did not vote in March, you can vote in either party primary runoff election. If you voted in one of the party primaries in March, then you are eligible to vote in the same party primary runoff only.

The value of your vote matters a lot during the primary runoff election! These elections often have very low voter turnout, and some elections are decided by only a handful of votes.

An organized voice like the one retired educators have can be an outsized influence in the runoff if we make sure to vote for candidates who support TRTA’s priorities.

Talk to your friends and family—and especially active educators—to make sure they vote in this important election!

Vote by Mail

The COVID-19 pandemic spawned a debate over expanding eligibility requirements to vote safely and vote by mail. This issue, which is now in litigation, may be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court. However, retirees over age 65 already are eligible to vote by mail.

In order to use this safe and easy option, you must fill out an application to vote by mail at least once each year. If you have not made this request already in 2020 and you want to vote by mail in this runoff election, you must make a request for ballot by mail to your county registrar by July 2. Register as soon as possible. It takes at least seven days to receive the ballot after your registrar receives your request.

For more information on how to vote safely in this election, use this resource at the non-partisan Texas League of Women Voters. For information about who qualifies and how to use the vote by mail process, including easy to understand instructions and county voter registrar contact information, click here.

We will continue to update you and provide resources as we get closer to each election deadline.

Please use your voice. Let’s get out the vote!

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