2022 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RUNOFF
Welcome to our 2022 El Paso County Democratic Primary headquarters. On this page we will have the following information:
Candidates who have filed
When, where, what to bring, and important dates for the primary
Request a voter registration and/or application to vote by mail
Updates on precinct chair filings
2022 DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF CANDIDATES
Here are the 2022 Democratic Candidates that will appear on your ballot this year.
They are in ballot order and to view the certified ballot with punch numbers click here
Rochelle Mercedes Garza
Angel Luis Vega
Janet T. Dudding
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Melissa N Ortega
327th DISTRICT COURT
Chris Daniel Anchondo
Monique Valarde Reyes
COUNTY COURT AT LAW 3
Monica Lupita Perez
COUNTY COMMISSIONER PCT 2
COUNTY COMMISSIONER PCT 4
Carl L. Robinson
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT 5
Lucilla "Lucy" Najera
PCT. CHAIR CANDIDATES
David Jerome Jones
Michael A. Charter
D'Wayne Scott Hinson
Luis "Sito" Negron
Alonzo Rene Mendoza
Henry U. Mesa
Voter Registration Deadline: April 25th (Postmark)
Deadline to submit an application to vote by mail: May 13th
Note: This is not a postmark deadline, send your application by mail on May 10th!
Early Voting: May 16th through May 20th
Election Day: May 24th from 7am to 7pm
REGISTER TO VOTE - VOTE BY MAIL - VOTER ID
We can help you or a friend to get registered to vote and/or vote by mail. Also make sure you have the right ID before you head to vote!
Register To Vote
Voter Qualifications in Texas:
You can register two months before your 18th birthday (17 years and 10 months)
You must be 18 and over on Election Day
And you must be a US Citizen
Vote By Mail
Voting by Mail (AKA Absentee Voting) is another safe and secure method to vote. There are five reasons you can vote by mail.
Qualifications to Vote by Mail in Texas:
Over 65 years of age
Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day
Out of the county during Early Voting and Election Day
Confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment
Steps in the Vote by Mail process
Step 2: Once you fill it out, you have to return it to the El Paso County Elections Department either by mail, fax, or email
Mail: Early Voting Clerk, 500 E. San Antonio Ave., Suite #314, El Paso, Texas 79901
Fax to 915-546-2220
:E-mail to email@example.com
NOTE: If you either fax or email the application, YOU STILL HAVE TO SUBMIT THE ORIGINAL! After you email or fax your application, please mail it because by state law the application has to be in at the elections department by the 4th business day after submission via fax or email.
ALSO NOTE: There is a deadline to return the application and it is NOT a postmark deadline. For the 2022 March Primary, the forms MUST be in the elections department by close of business on May 13th. Mail, fax, email it sooner (We recommend by the 10th)
Step 3: In a few days you will receive your ballot in the mail. Be on the lookout in your mailbox. If it has not arrived within a week, please call the Elections Department at 915-546-2154.
Once you receive the envelope, you will open it and there will be three important items:
The actually ballot
The ballot envelope
The return ballot
You will fill out the ballot and once you've voted for the candidates of your choosing, you will put the ballot in the ballot envelope which keeps your vote private. Then you will put the ballot envelope into the return envelope and mail it.
While its not required, we recommend placing two 1st class stamps on the return envelope to ensure it is mailed.
Final note: The ballot MUST be at the Elections department by 7:00pm on Election Day! Do not hold off on mailing your ballot because it might not get there in time.
What happens if: I want to vote in person instead OR it's almost Election Day and the ballot has not arrived, OR it's Monday before Election Day and I still haven't mailed it:
You can still vote in person regardless of applying for a ballot by mail! If you have the ballot and have not filled it out, you can return the unused ballot to the election judge during early voting/Election Day and vote.
If you don't have it or it never arrived, you can still vote too! The Election Judge should allow you to fill out a provisional ballot and it will not be opened until after the election.
If the judge DOES NOT allow you to fill out the provisional ballot, please contact the Elections Department IMMEDIATELY at 915-546-2154
If you filled out the ballot but it's too late to mail it, YOU CAN RETURN IT TO THE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT! You personally have to return the ballot on Election Day at the county courthouse. Unfortunately, you cannot ask for a friend or family member to return it for you, you must do it yourself. Please call 915-546-2154 for more information
In Texas, you must have a qualified ID to vote, however, not having an ID does not completely disqualify you from voting!
List of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
United States Passport (book or card)
Now, what happens if I don't have these IDs or my Driver's License/ID is expired?
There are additional supplemental items that you can bring to the polling place that you can use. Please visit votetexas.gov for more information and additional requirements. Also, feel free to call our Voter Registration Hotline at 1-844-TX-VOTES for questions or issues at the polls.
PRECINCT CHAIR CANDIDATE INFORMATION
The County and Precinct Chair Candidate Filing has closed!
When will the Precinct Chairs Appear on the ballot?
Precinct Chair elections will occur on the 2022 Primary Runoff Election on May 24, 2022.
Precinct Chairs will be elected by a plurality vote, meaning there will be no runoffs for Precinct Chair. Whomever receives the most votes on the Primary Runoff ballot will be elected Precinct Chair.
List of Candidates for Precinct Chairs - NOTE: this will redirect you to the Sec. of State
What if I want to be a Precinct Chair and mine is vacant for 2022-2024?
You will have to wait until after June 13th when the new term for the County Executive Committee begins. In the meantime, fill out our interest form or you can email County Chair-Elect Michael Apodaca at firstname.lastname@example.org