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Our Primary 

Our 2024 Democratic Primary is right around the corner.  We will post information about important dates, candidates who have declared, filing information, and other important items. 


Runoff Information

Runoff Candidates in Ballot Order: 

State Representative, District 77 
Norma Chávez 
Vincent "Vince" Perez 

District Attorney 
Alma Trejo 
James Montoya 

Robert "Bobby" Flores 
Oscar Ugarte 

Constable, Precinct No. 1 
Frank Almada 
Andrea “Andi” Baca 

Important Primary Runoff Dates


Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2024 (postmark deadline)

First Date of Early Voting:  Monday, May 20, 2024 

Last day to Apply for Mail By Ballot: Friday, May 17, 2024 (not a postmark deadline, suggested date to mail is May 9th) 

Last day of Early Voting: Friday, May 24, 2024

Election Day: May 28, 2024 

Voting information




Voter registration is simple, but it cannot be done online in Texas. We can send you a registration form or you can print one out and mail to the El Paso County Elections Department. 

  • To register, you must be 18 years or older on Election Day and a U.S. Citizen. You can register two months before your 18th birthday  (17 years and 10 months). ​​


​Voting by mail (absentee voting) is another safe and secure method to vote; however, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Over the age of 65

  • Disabled

  • Expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day

  • Out of the country during early voting and Election Day

  • Confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment

The vote by mail process is as follows:

  1. Print and fill out the application in English or Spanish.
    (Or print out our 65 over application for the annual ballot)


  2. Return it to the El Paso County Election Department via mail (Early Voting Clerk, 500 E. San Antonio Ave., Suite #314, El Paso, Texas 79901), fax (915-546-2220), or email ( If you either fax or email the application, you MUST mail the original within four days. 

    MAY 9, 2024
    There is a deadline to return the application and it is NOT a postmark deadline. 

  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 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 it's not required, we recommend placing two 1st class stamps on the return envelope to ensure it is mailed.   

You can also track your ballot here.  Also view this video on how to use the Secretary of State Vote by Mail tracker.


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. 

Vote by Mail FAQs

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 for more information and additional requirements.  Also, feel free to call our office at 915-600-5040 for questions or issues at the polls.​

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