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2024 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

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. 

Dates

Important Primary Dates

FILING PERIOD

For Precinct Chairs: Sept. 12, 2023 - December 11, 2023 closing at 6:00pm

 

For all offices: November 11, 2023 to December 11, 2023 closing at 6:00pm​​

IMPORTANT PRIMARY ELECTION DATES

​First day to apply for Vote By Mail Ballot:  January 1, 2024

Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024 (postmark deadline)

First Date of Early Voting:  Tuesday, February 20, 2024 

Last day to Apply for Mail By Ballot: Friday, February 23, 2024 (not a postmark deadline) 

Last day of Early Voting: Friday, March 1, 2024

Election Day: March 5, 2024 

Voting information

REMEMBER TO TAKE A VALID FORM OF ID WHEN YOU VOTE!

 

REGISTER TO VOTE

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

​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 (ballotrequest@epcounty.com). If you either fax or email the application, you MUST mail the original within four days. 

    OUR RECOMMENDED DATE TO RETURN THE THE APPLICATION TO GET THERE IN TIME IS
    FEBRUARY 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.

VOTER ID

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 office at 915-600-5040 for questions or issues at the polls.​

Posting Events on our Calendar 

As a 2024 Democratic Primary candidates, you are open to post any fundraisers or events so that others can see.   

> Post your event on our mobilize page 

EVENT POSTING GUIDELINES

Once you create an event from the link above, you will create an account on our Mobilize page. You will be able to see who RSVP and you will be able to download and communicate with them.  Also, every Thursday, Mobilize sends out a weekly email with all events, you must post before 12:00pm each Thursday to ensure that it will go out in time. 

There is pre-populated text which we ask you to keep. In the title of the event, please keep "Democratic Candidate Event:" and then enter your event after the colon, and in the body, there is a disclaimer that you are not endorsed by the El Paso County Democratic Party.

 

If you remove those, we will add them back into the body.  If this becomes a repeated issue, we will bar you from posting events

Also, you can always contact us to post your event for you. 

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