Texas Early Voting Begins Today for Primary Races
Early voting for Texas 2014 Primary Elections begins today 18 and runs through February 28th. The Primary Election date is March 4th. Across Texas voters will go to the polls to cast votes in one of the most influential primary elections in at least a generation. Every statewide office in the Texas executive branch is up for grabs with only Lt. Governor David Dewhurst seeking re-election to his current office. Many high-profile legislative and judicial seats are also at stake in this election.
Voters interested in identifying candidates for the Republican Primary Election are suggested to visit the official Republican Party of Texas (RPT) website. The Texas Democratic Party offers similar information on its website as well.
Early Voting Locations:
Following are links for voter information for Republican Primary voting locations in the major counties where information could be found. For other counties, contact your local County Clerk or Election Administrators Office.
Harris County – Early Voting Locations
Montgomery County - Early Voting Locations
Fort Bend County - Early Voting Locations
Galveston County - Early Voting Locations
Dallas County - Early Voting Locations
Tarrant County - Early Voting Locations
Denton County – Early Voting Locations
Collin County – Early Voting Locations
Bexar County - Early Voting Locations
Travis County - Early Voting Locations
Lubbock County - Early Voting Locations
Randall County - Early Voting Locations
Cameron County - Early Voting Locations
Hidalgo County - Early Voting Locations
El Paso County - Early Voting Locations
Other Counties - Texas Secretary of State Office
This will be the first statewide primary election for Texans where the new voter ID Law will be in effect. If you have questions about acceptable forms of identification for voting please visit the Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information.
Additionally, Republican Primary voters will be asked to vote on six propositions. These propositions are non-binding suggestions about how Republican voters feel about certain issues.
March 4, 2014 Republican Primary Ballot Propositions
Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places. YES / NO
Texas should support Second Amendment liberties by expanding locations where concealed handgun license-holders may legally carry. YES / NO
Texas should abolish the state franchise tax, also known as the margins tax, to encourage business growth. YES / NO
Texas recipients of taxpayer-funded public assistance should be subject to random drug testing as a condition of receiving benefits. YES / NO
NO LAWMAKER EXCEPTIONS
All elected officials and their staff should be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as their constituents. YES / NO
The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," should be repealed. YES / NO