Important Dates: March 2018 Primary Election
Published on: Friday, September 1, 2017
Monday, February 5, 2018
Last day to register to vote. (Actual deadline falls on Sunday but moves to the next business day).
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
First day of Early Voting. (First business day after Presidents’ Day).
Friday, February 23, 2018
Last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail. (Received, not postmarked).
Friday, March 2, 2018
Last day of Early Voting.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
New Law: HB 1151 (2017) amended Section 86.007 to provide that a marked ballot voted by mail that a voter received due to submitting an ABBM may arrive at the address on the carrier envelope not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after Election Day, if the carrier envelope was placed for delivery by mail or common or contract carrier from within the United States and bears a cancellation mark of a postal service or a receipt mark of a common or contract carrier or a courier from not later than 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.
NOTE: This deadline does not apply to ballots sent by non-military voters who are overseas but applied for a ballot using an ABBM; these voters have until the 5th day after Election Day to return their ballots (or the next business day if the 5th day falls on a weekend or legal state or federal holiday). This deadline also does not apply to ballots mailed (domestically or from overseas) by certain members of the military who applied for a ballot using an FPCA; those voters have until the 6th day after Election Day to return their ballots.