For many candidates in the 2014 Joint Primary today marks the end of a very long road. From a hotly challenges U.S. Senate race to the local party chair at the bottom of the ballot, many candidates’ journeys will come to an end and the victors will start anew towards a general challenger in November–with exception to those subject to Texas’ new 11 week runoff election scheduled for May 27th.
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.
Because of consolidation of polling locations, be sure to check the links below to find your voting location prior to going out to vote.
Election Day 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 – Voting Locations
Montgomery County – Voting Locations
Fort Bend County – Voting Locations
Galveston County – Voting Locations
Dallas County – Voting Locations
Tarrant County – Voting Locations
Denton County – Voting Locations
Collin County – Voting Locations
Bexar County – Voting Locations
Travis County – Voting Locations
Lubbock County – Voting Locations
Randall County – Voting Locations
Cameron County – Voting Locations
Hidalgo County – Voting Locations
El Paso County – Voting Locations
Other Counties, or if your county’s site is overloaded – 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
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