Candidate Information & Notices



           Executive Committee Meeting

           2018 Candidate Filing Event


       When:      Monday, November 13, 2017


       Where:     Commissioners Courtroom

                        Bell County Courthouse

                        101 East Central Avenue

                        Belton, Texas  76513


       Time:        5:00 p.m. - Registration

                        6:00 p.m. - Filing Event



                                                    Important 2018 Election Dates


March 6, 2018 - Primary Election
Note: This calendar reflects state law as it exists prior to the end of 2017 legislative session. This calendar will be updated in June 2017, if necessary, to reflect any changes made by the state legislature.

First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).

Monday, January 1, 2018*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, February 5, 2018*

*Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves to the next business day.

First Day of Early Voting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018*

*First business day after Presidents' Day

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, March 2, 2018

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)

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