Texas Primary Election finally scheduled for May 29

AUSTIN – The Texas Primary Election has finally been scheduled for May 29, with run-off elections July 31, a panel of three federal judges in San Antonio ordered March 1.

Candidates can file for primary elections from March 1 through Friday, March 9.

Candidates who have already filed for office can either drop out, stay in their current districts or switch to other races.

Legislative candidates don’t have to live in the districts where they file, but they must establish residency by April 9 and remain there through the general election in November. Congressional candidates aren’t legally required to live in the districts they represent.

There’s not telling how long the maps produced by the federal judges for legislative and congressional elections may last, but the State can now proceed, barring an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher




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