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Texas 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary

    There will be zero statewide ballot measures

    Zero ballot measures are certified to appear on the Texas ballot on November 8, 2016.

    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 150 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - A total of 16 seats out of the chamber's 31 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect 36 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Twenty-six seats on Texas' state-level courts, along with many local court seats, will be on the general election ballot of November 8, 2016
    Local Judges - A total of 296 seats are up for election - 260 seats for the Texas District Courts and 36 for the Texas County Courts
    Local Government
    School board - 83 districts are holding school board elections for 243 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of the 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor.
    Texas Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Texas is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in candidate for president must file a declaration of candidacy with the secretary of state no later than 78 daysbefore the election.

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    Texas Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(150)
    State Senators(31)
    US Representatives(36)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    November 7, 2017
    Texas : Uniform Election Date
    November 6, 2018
    Texas : General Election Day