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Election Corner 2012

April 3, 2012, Primary Elections

Published Jan. 20, 2012 @ 6 a.m.

Because of challenges to the Texas’ legislative and congressional redistricting plans adopted by the 82nd Legislature earlier in 2011, on December 16, a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio issued a second Order that moved the date of the Primary Elections, therefore significantly altering deadlines for candidate filing and other county election procedures for the April 3, 2012 (new date) Primary Elections.

Editor's Note:  At this time, the April primary date may be questionable.  (See related story "March Primary Elections Postponed" by clicking here.)

Candidate information:

The court order changed and added a filing period for candidates:

Late January 2012 - Candidate filing period reopens after legislative and congressional maps are finalized.  Candidates may file for any federal, state, county, or local office during this time, switch races, or withdraw earlier applications.

February 1, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. - End of filing period for all federal, state, county, or local offices. Also, it’s the deadline to file for a vacancy in an unexpired term occurring before January 27.

February 2, 2012 - If a candidate withdraws, dies, or is declared ineligible by this date, his or her name will be omitted from the April 3 primary ballot.

File with the chair of your preferred party:

Democratic Party County Chair - Bebe Boren, (806) 629-4475,

Republican Party County Chair - Trevor Thuett, (806) 777-8388,

Voter Information:

February 11, 2012 - First day a voter may submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.

February 13, 2012 - Date by which each county must issue new voter registration certificates to voters.

March 5, 2012 - Deadline to register to vote or to file a change of address if intending to vote in the April 3 primary.

March 20 - March 30, 2012 - In-person early voting for the primary.

April 3, 2012 - Primary Election Day.

Get more info online at

Information provided by the office of District and County Clerk, Garza County.

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