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WANT TO RUN FOR FEDERAL, STATE, OR COUNTY OFFICE?

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AM I ELIGIBLE?

To run for office in Texas you’ll need to meet the basic requirements for the position you’re seeking, including age, residency and other requirements.

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HOW DO I FILE TO RUN?

If you’re running for a federal, state, or county office, the filing period to appear on the ballot for the March 3, 2020 Democratic primary runs from November 9, 2019 – December 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

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WHERE DO I FILE?

Who you file with depends on the office you are running for in Texas.

  • If you are running for an office situated in only one county, you file to run for office with your local county Democratic County Chair. (see the listing on this website).
  • If you are running for an office covering more than one county, such as a statewide office, U.S. Congress and many state legislative seats, you should file by mail or in person with the Texas Democratic Party:

BY MAIL:
Texas Democratic Party
Attn: Primary Director
1106 Lavaca St, #100
Austin, TX 78701

IN PERSON: (Office Hours)
Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday By appointment – call 512-656-6337 or email [email protected]

To apply for access to the voter file for your district: txdem.co/van-request

 

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