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2024 Primary Election Voters Guide
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The next Voters Guide will be for the May 4, 2024 Uniform Election
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March 5, 2024 - Primary Election

 

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

Sunday, January 1, 2024

 

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, February 5, 2024

 

First Day of Early Voting

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

 

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

Friday, February 23, 2024

 

Last Day of Early Voting

Friday, March 1, 2024

 

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Federal Offices

Presidential Voter Guide

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United States Senate

 

District Federal offices facilitated by other Leagues

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CD13 Map United States Representative, District 13 facilitated by LWV Amarillo

CD26 Map United States Representative, District 26 facilitated by LWV Texas

CD32 Map United States Representative, District 32 facilitated by LWV Dallas

 

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U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator

U.S. Senator

Six-year term. One of two members of the U.S. Senate from Texas. With the U.S. House, the Senate makes laws; raises revenues, appropriates federal funds and manages the federal debt; regulates commerce among states and with other nations; declares war and maintains and regulates the military; establishes the federal court system and defines federal crimes; and directs the census every ten years. The Senate has the exclusive power to advise and consent on presidential nominations to executive and judicial offices, to ratify U.S. treaties, and to try impeachments. Current annual salary: $174,000

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U.S. Representative (CD)
U.S. Representative (CD)

U.S. Representative

Two-year term. One of 38 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. With the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives makes laws; raises revenues, appropriates federal funds and manages the federal debt; regulates commerce among states and with other nations; declares war and maintains and regulates the military; establishes the federal court system and defines federal crimes; and directs the census every ten years. The House has the exclusive power to impeach federal officers, including the President. Current annual salary: $174,000


State Offices

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Railroad Commissioner
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 2
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8

 

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Denton County Districts 12 (2024 2028) and 14 (2026 2030)

SBOE12 Map Member, State Board of Education, District 12

 

District State offices facilitated by other Leagues
Denton County State Senate Districts 12 and 30 will be on the 2024 and 2028 ballots.

SD12 Map State Senator, District 12 facilitated by LWV Tarrant County

SD30 Map State Senator, District 30 facilitated by LWV Wichita Falls

 

District State offices facilitated by LWV Denton

HD57 Map State Representative, District 57

HD63 Map State Representative, District 63

HD64 Map State Representative, District 64

HD65 Map State Representative, District 65

HD106 Map State Representative, District 106

 

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeals District 2
Justice, Court of Appeals District 2, Place 4
Justice, Court of Appeals District 2, Place 5
Justice, Court of Appeals District 2, Place 6

 

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Railroad Commissioner
Railroad Commissioner

Railroad Commissioner

Six-year term. The Railroad Commissioner is one of the three-member Texas Railroad Commission. The commission regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry and surface coal and uranium mining. It has no regulatory authority concerning railroads. Current annual salary: $140,937

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Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Justice, Texas Supreme Court

Justice, Texas Supreme Court

Six-year term. The Texas Supreme Court is the court of last resort for civil matters in Texas. This Court includes a Chief Justice and eight justices, each of which is elected by voters of the entire state. This court issues final decisions on civil and juvenile appeals; issues certain orders to governmental officials to act and individuals to appear before the court; and has jurisdiction over orders or judgments of trial courts if the Supreme Court determines them important to the Texas legal system. Current annual salary range: $168,000 to $201,600

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Judge, Texas Criminal Court of Appeals
Judge, Texas Criminal Court of Appeals

Judge, Texas Criminal Court of Appeals

Six-year term. The Texas Court of Appeals is Texas’ highest court for criminal cases. The Court includes a Presiding Judge and eight Judges, each of which is elected by voters of the entire state. The court must review all cases in which the death penalty is assessed. It also exercises discretionary review in other criminal cases and issues rulings about wrongful imprisonment. Current annual salary range: $168,000 to $201,600

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State Board of Education (SBOE)
State Board of Education (SBOE)

State Board of Education

Four-year term. The fifteen-member board decides curriculum, standards, student testing, special education programs, and textbooks for Texas public schools. It also oversees the Permanent School Fund. Current annual salary: Members of the Board do not receive pay, but are reimbursed for expenses to attend meetings.

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Texas State Senator (SD)
Texas State Senator (SD)

Texas State Senator

Four-year term. The Texas Senate has 31 members from separate districts across the state. With the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate: enacts and amends laws; passes the state budget and raises or lowers taxes; passes proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution; and redraws congressional and legislative district maps every ten years. The Texas Senate has the exclusive power to approve or reject appointments made by the governor to fill vacancies in state or district offices and to hold trial for officials impeached by the Texas House of Representatives. Current annual salary: $7,200, plus $221 for every day the Legislature is in session, including any special sessions.

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Texas State Representative (HD)
Texas State Representative (HD)

Texas State Representative

Two-year term. The Texas House of Representatives has 150 members from separate districts across the state. With the Texas Senate, the Texas House: enacts and amends laws; passes the state budget and raises or lowers taxes; passes proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution; and redraws congressional and legislative district maps every ten years. The Texas House has the exclusive power to impeach officials. Current annual salary: $7,200, plus $221 for every day the Legislature is in session, including any special sessions.

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Chief Justice & Justice, Court of Appeals
Chief Justice & Justice, Court of Appeals

Chief Justice & Justice, Court of Appeals

Six-year term. There are 14 Courts of Appeals in Texas located in 14 cities throughout the state. Each of these Courts includes a Chief Justice and at least two other Justices. These Courts hear appeals on civil and criminal cases from lower courts in their districts. Current annual salary range: $154,000 to $187,800


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District Judge
District Judge

District Courts

The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas. The geographical area served by each court is established by the Legislature, but each county must be served by at least one district court. In sparsely populated areas of the State, several counties may be served by a single district court, while an urban county may be served by many district courts.


District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court. While most district courts try both criminal and civil cases, in the more densely populated counties the courts may specialize in civil, criminal, juvenile, or family law matters.


https://www.txcourts.gov/about-texas-courts/trial-courts/


In presidential years the following Denton County District Courts are on the ballot:

District Judge, 16th Judicial District

District Judge, 362nd Judicial District

District Judge, 393rd Judicial District

District Judge, 431st Judicial District

District Judge, 442nd Judicial District

District Judge, 462nd Judicial District


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Presidential state district offices
Presidential state district offices
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Sheriff
Sheriff

What is a Sheriff?

The sheriff acts as a conservator of the peace and the executive officer of the county and district courts, serve writs and processes of the courts, seizes property after judgment, enforce traffic laws on county roads and supervises the county jail and prisoners. In counties of fewer than 10,000 residents, he may also serve as ex officio tax assessor and collector.


What Does a Sheriff Do in Texas?

A sheriff in Texas has the following duties:


Serves as a licensed peace officer and is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of the state

Manages and operates the county jail

Provides security for the courts

Serves warrants and civil papers

Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board


County Sheriff Qualifications

The County Sheriff must meet the following qualifications at the time of appointment or election:


U.S. Citizen

Resident of Texas for at least 12 consecutive months

Resident of the county for at least six consecutive months

Registered to vote in the county

At least 18 years of age

Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities

Not have been determined by a court with probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote



https://texascountiesdeliver.org/county-officials/county-sheriff/

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Tax Assessor-Collector
Tax Assessor-Collector

What is a Tax Assessor-Collector?

The tax assessor-collector calculates property tax rates for the county, collects taxes for the county (and sometimes for additional local taxing entities) and collects various other fees for the state and county.


What Does a Tax Assessor-Collector Do in Texas?

A tax assessor-collector in Texas has the following duties:


Calculates property tax rates for the county

Collects property taxes for the county

May collect taxes for cities, schools and other local taxing entities

Processes motor vehicle title transfers

Issues motor vehicle registration and licenses

May process boat titles and registrations

Registers voters and may conduct elections

Collects various other fees for the state and county


County Tax Assessor-Collector Qualifications

The County Tax Assessor-Collector must meet the following qualifications at the time of appointment or election:


U.S. Citizen

Resident of Texas for at least 12 consecutive months

Resident of the county for at least six consecutive months

Registered to vote in the county

At least 18 years of age

Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities

Not have been determined by a court with probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote


https://texascountiesdeliver.org/county-officials/county-tax-assessor-collector/

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Presidential countywide offices
Presidential countywide offices
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County Commissioner
County Commissioner

What is a County Commissioner?

The county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioner’s court.


What does a County Commissioner Do in Texas?

A county commissioner in Texas has the following duties:


As member of the commissioners court, exercises broad policy-making authority

Represents one of four precincts within the county

Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within the precinct

Commissioners Court

The commissioners court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.


The court:


Adopts the county’s budget and tax rate

Approves all budgeted purchases of the county

Fills vacancies in elective and appointive offices

Sets all salaries and benefits

Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts

Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities


County Commissioner Qualifications

A County Commissioner must meet the following qualifications at the time of appointment or election:


U.S. Citizen

Resident of Texas for at least 12 consecutive months

Resident of the precinct for at least six consecutive months

Registered to vote in the commissioners precinct

At least 18 years of age

Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities

Not have been determined by a court with probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote


https://texascountiesdeliver.org/county-officials/county-judge-and-county-commissioners/


In presidential years County Commissioner Precinct No. 1 and Precinct No. 3 are on the ballot.

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Constable
Constable

What is a Constable?

A constable is a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions. They also serve legal documents and perform other duties.


What does a Constable Do in Texas?

A county constable in Texas has the following duties:


Serves as a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions, including issuing traffic citations

Serves warrants and civil papers such as subpoenas and temporary restraining orders

Serves as bailiff for Justice Court


County Constable Qualifications

A County Constable must meet the following qualifications at the time of appointment or election:


U.S. Citizen

Resident of Texas for at least 12 consecutive months

Resident of the district for at least six consecutive months

Registered to vote in the area of office sought

At least 18 years of age

Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which they have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities

Not have been determined by a court with probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote

An active or inactive licensed peace officer


https://texascountiesdeliver.org/county-officials/county-constable/

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Presidential precinct offices

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