Texas elections, 2014

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1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Texas
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Texas
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Texas

This page is an overview of Ballotpedia's coverage of the Texas 2014 elections. The state of Texas will hold several types of elections in 2014.

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Below are the election dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Texas
Signature filing deadline December 9, 2013 Red padlock.png
State House special election January 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election February 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date March 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election May 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (56 elections) May 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board election (1 election) May 13, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary runoff election date May 27, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for independent candidates for general election June 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election August 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
School board elections (28 elections) November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Texas in 2014:

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Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
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Races to watch in Texas

U.S. Congress


See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Rep. Pete Gallego (D) is running for re-election in an increasingly conservative district. Despite the district voting for President Barack Obama in 2008, Republican Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 by 2.6 percentage points. Gallego is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.


Texas State Legislature


See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014 and Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Texas
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
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U.S. Senate elections in Texas

See also: United States Senate elections in Texas, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Texas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1][2]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 2, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn (R). Cornyn was first elected in 2002.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was December 9, 2013.

General election candidates

Republican Party John Cornyn
Democratic Party David Alameel
Libertarian Party Rebecca Paddock
Green Party Emily Marie Sanchez


May 27, 2014, primary runoff
Democratic Party Democratic candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

Not running

Republican Party David Barton[6][7]
Republican Party Erick Wyatt[8]


Race background


Cornyn is taking the threat of a strong primary challenge seriously. Fellow Texas senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse his colleague, John Cornyn, or any other incumbent. He stated, "I think every elected official, including me, owes it to the people, owes it the grass roots, to go and make the case to the grass roots why he or she is representing their interests."[9]

Rep. Steve Stockman's entrance into the race represents a possible strong primary challenge to Cornyn. One obstacle that Stockman will have to overcome should he have a chance to defeat Cornyn is the massive difference in campaign cash between the two candidates. As of the latest campaign finance reports, Cornyn had roughly $7 million to Stockman's $32,000.[10]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Texas
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Texas

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Texas will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 36 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 36 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1][2]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by February 2, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 5, 2014 (30 days prior to election).[3]

See also: Texas elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 24 of the 36 congressional seats from Texas.

Members of the U.S. House from Texas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 24 Pending
Total 36 36

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 36 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Louie Gohmert Ends.png Republican 1
Ted Poe Ends.png Republican 2
Sam Johnson Ends.png Republican 3
Ralph Hall Ends.png Republican 4
Jeb Hensarling Ends.png Republican 5
Joe Barton Ends.png Republican 6
John Culberson Ends.png Republican 7
Kevin Brady Ends.png Republican 8
Al Green Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Michael McCaul Ends.png Republican 10
Mike Conaway Ends.png Republican 11
Kay Granger Ends.png Republican 12
Mac Thornberry Ends.png Republican 13
Randy Weber Ends.png Republican 14
Ruben Hinojosa Electiondot.png Democratic 15
Beto O'Rourke Electiondot.png Democratic 16
Bill Flores Ends.png Republican 17
Sheila Jackson Lee Electiondot.png Democratic 18
Randy Neugebauer Ends.png Republican 19
Joaquin Castro Electiondot.png Democratic 20
Lamar Smith Ends.png Republican 21
Pete Olson Ends.png Republican 22
Pete Gallego Electiondot.png Democratic 23
Kenny Marchant Ends.png Republican 24
Roger Williams Ends.png Republican 25
Michael C. Burgess Ends.png Republican 26
Blake Farenthold Ends.png Republican 27
Henry Cuellar Electiondot.png Democratic 28
Gene Green Electiondot.png Democratic 29
Eddie Bernice Johnson Electiondot.png Democratic 30
John Carter Ends.png Republican 31
Pete Sessions Ends.png Republican 32
Marc Veasey Electiondot.png Democratic 33
Filemon Vela Electiondot.png Democratic 34
Lloyd Doggett Electiondot.png Democratic 35
Steve Stockman Ends.png Republican 36

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Louie Gohmert
Democratic Party Shirley McKellar


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Ted Poe
Democratic Party Niko Letsos
Libertarian Party James Veasaw
Green Party Mark Roberts


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

3rd Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Sam Johnson
Green Party Paul Blair


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Green Party Green Party Convention

4th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party John Ratcliffe


May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

5th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Jeb Hensarling
Libertarian Party Ken Ashby


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

6th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Joe Barton
Democratic Party David Cozad
Libertarian Party Hugh Chauvin


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

7th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party John Culberson
Democratic Party James Cargas
Libertarian Party Gerald Fowler


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

8th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Kevin Brady
Libertarian Party Ken Petty


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Not on ballot
IndependentTed DeMatteo Approveda

9th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Al Green
Libertarian Party Johnny Johnson


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

10th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Michael McCaul
Democratic Party Tawana Walter-Cadien
Libertarian Party Bill Kelsey


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

11th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Mike Conaway
Libertarian Party Ryan Lange


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

12th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Kay Granger
Democratic Party Mark Greene
Libertarian Party Ed Colliver


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

13th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Mac Thornberry
Democratic Party Mike Minter
Libertarian Party Emily Pivoda
Green Party Don Cook


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

Not running

Republican Party Michael Barrett

14th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Randy Weber
Democratic Party Donald Brown
Libertarian Party John Wieder


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

15th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Eddie Zamora
Democratic Party Ruben Hinojosa
Libertarian Party Johnny Partain


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

16th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Beto O'Rourke
Republican Party Corey Roen
Libertarian Party Jaime Perez


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

17th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Bill Flores
Democratic Party Nick Haynes
Libertarian Party Shawn Michael Hamilton


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

18th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Sean Seibert
Democratic Party Sheila Jackson Lee
Green Party Remington Alessi
Independent Vince Duncan


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Green Party Green Party Convention

Independent Independent candidates

19th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Randy Neugebauer
Democratic Party Neal Marchbanks
Libertarian Party Richard Peterson


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

20th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Joaquin Castro
Libertarian Party Jeffrey Blunt


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

21st Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Lamar Smith
Libertarian Party Ryan Shields
Green Party Antonio Diaz


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

22nd Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Pete Olson
Democratic Party Frank Briscoe
Libertarian Party Rob Lapham


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

23rd Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Pete Gallego
Republican Party Will Hurd
Libertarian Party Ruben Corvalan


May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

24th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Kenny Marchant
Democratic Party Patrick McGehearty
Libertarian Party Mike Kolls


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

25th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Roger Williams
Democratic Party Marco Montoya
Libertarian Party John Betz, Jr.


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

26th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Michael C. Burgess
Libertarian Party Mark Boler


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

27th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Blake Farenthold
Democratic Party Wesley Reed
Libertarian Party Roxanne Simonson


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

28th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Henry Cuellar
Libertarian Party Will Aikens
Green Party Michael Cary


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

29th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Gene Green
Libertarian Party James Stanczak


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

30th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Eddie Bernice Johnson
Libertarian Party Max Koch, III
Independent Eric LeMonte Williams


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Independent Independent candidates

31st Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party John Carter
Democratic Party Louie Minor
Libertarian Party Scott Ballard


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

32nd Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Pete Sessions
Democratic Party Frank Perez
Libertarian Party Ed Rankin


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Not on ballot
Independent Patrick Hernandez-Cigarruista

33rd Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Marc Veasey
Libertarian Party Jason Reeves


March 4, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

34th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Larry Smith
Democratic Party Filemon Vela
Libertarian Party Ryan Rowley


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

35th Congressional District


General election candidates

Republican Party Susan Narvaiz
Democratic Party Lloyd Doggett
Libertarian Party Cory Bruner
Green Party Kat Swift


March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

36th Congressional District


General election candidates

Democratic Party Michael Cole
Republican Party Brian Babin
Libertarian Party Rodney Veach
Green Party Hal Ridley Jr.


May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Convention

Green Party Green Party Convention

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State executive official elections in Texas

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See also: Texas state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Texas
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Down ballot offices

Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Texas.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Texas:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


Democratic Party Wendy Davis - State Senator[13]
Republican Party Greg Abbott - Texas Attorney General[14][15][16]
Libertarian Party Kathie Glass - Houston lawyer and 2010 gubernatorial candidate[17][18]
Green Party Brandon Parmer[19]

Lost primary or at convention

Democratic Party Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal[20]
Republican Party SECEDE Kilgore - Conservative Activist and Telecommunications Worker[21]
Republican Party Miriam Martinez - Media personality, former Texas House candidate.[22]
Republican Party Lisa Fritsch - Author and conservative radio host[23]
Libertarian Party Lee Wrights - Libertarian activist, writer and editor[24][18]
Libertarian Party Robert J. Bell[25][18]
Libertarian Party Star Locke[25][18]

Withdrew

Republican Party Tom Pauken - Former Texas Workforce Commissioner and state Republican Party Chairman[26][27]
Libertarian Party Gene Chapman - Gandhian Minister, Anti-Tax Activist and '08 Presidential Candidate[28][29]
Libertarian Party Robert Lynn Garett[25]

Declined to run

Republican Party Rick Perry - Incumbent[30]
Independent Debra Medina - Tea Party activist[31]

Primary election results

Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott 91.5% 1,219,831
SECEDE Kilgore 1.4% 19,021
Miriam Martinez 2.7% 35,416
Lisa Fritsch 4.4% 58,742
Total Votes 1,333,010
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Davis 79.1% 432,025
Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal 20.9% 114,455
Total Votes 546,480
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Lieutenant Governor


Lost primary

Withdrew

Declined

Primary election results

Texas Lieutenant Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Dewhurst Incumbent 28.3% 376,164
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Patrick 41.5% 550,742
Jerry Patterson 12.5% 165,777
Todd Staples 17.8% 235,972
Total Votes 1,328,655
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Attorney General


Lost primary or at convention

Declined

Primary election results

Texas Attorney General Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Barry Smitherman 22.1% 281,050
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Branch 33.5% 426,561
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Paxton 44.4% 566,080
Total Votes 1,273,691
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs
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2007 No[40]
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
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2003 Running for Lt. Governor[49]
Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples
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2003 Running for Lt. Governor[50]
Railroad Commission Barry Smitherman
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2011 Running for attorney general[46]

Primary election results

Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Hegar 50% 610,493
Harvey Hilderbran 26% 317,703
Debra Medina 19.3% 235,699
Raul Torres 4.7% 57,240
Total Votes 1,221,135
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Land Commissioner

Texas Lands Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge P. Bush 73% 934,501
David Watts 27% 345,550
Total Votes 1,280,051
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
J. Allen Carnes 12.4% 147,599
Green check mark transparent.pngTommy Merritt 21% 248,568
Eric Opiela 17.4% 206,383
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Miller 34.6% 410,273
Joe Cotton 14.6% 173,380
Total Votes 1,186,203
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard "Kinky" Friedman 37.7% 184,971
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hogan 38.8% 190,200
Hugh Asa Fitzsimons, III 23.5% 114,945
Total Votes 490,116
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Railroad Commissioner

Texas Railroad Commissioner Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Becky Berger 16.8% 197,791
Malachi Boyuls 10% 117,117
Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Christian 42.7% 501,789
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Sitton 30.5% 358,817
Total Votes 1,175,514
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Brown 63.9% 297,873
Dale Henry 36.1% 168,108
Total Votes 465,981
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


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State Senate elections in Texas

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1 State Senate elections in Texas
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Texas State Senate in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Texas State Senate:

Texas State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 18 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 31 31

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 3District 5District 7District 8District 9District 10District 14District 15District 16District 17District 23District 25District 30District 31

Special elections by date


See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative special elections, 2014

May 10, 2014



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State House elections in Texas

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1 State House elections in Texas
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Texas House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013.

Retiring incumbents

A total of 12 incumbents will not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Jim Pitts Ends.png Republican House District 10
Steve Toth Ends.png Republican House District 15
Brandon Creighton Ends.png Republican House District 16
Allan Ritter Ends.png Republican House District 21
Craig Eiland Electiondot.png Democratic House District 23
Harvey Hilderbran Ends.png Republican House District 53
Rob Orr Ends.png Republican House District 58
Van Taylor Ends.png Republican House District 66
Tryon Lewis Ends.png Republican House District 81
Dan Branch Ends.png Republican House District 108
John Davis Ends.png Republican House District 129
William Callegari Ends.png Republican House District 132

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Texas House of Representatives:

Texas House of Representatives
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 94 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 150 150

List of candidates by district

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Special elections by date


See also: Texas state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative special elections, 2014

January 28, 2014



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Contents
1 Ballot measure elections in Texas
1.1 Statewide ballot measures
1.2 Local ballot measures
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Ballot measure elections in Texas


Statewide ballot measures


See also: Texas 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One statewide ballot question is certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Texas.

On the ballot

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposition 1 Transportation Diverts oil and gasoline tax revenues from state's "Rainy Day Fund" into transportation funding

Local ballot measures


See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2014

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School board elections in Texas

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Texas school board elections, 2014


In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,158 seats. These elections will take place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of 83 Texas school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 225 seats. Board elections in 55 districts were held in May 2014. Voters in 28 school districts will cast ballots on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Texas's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 2,340,607 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[60] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Texas School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Abilene Independent School District 5/10/2014 4 7 17,161
Allen Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 18,888
Alvin Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 18,888
Arlington Independent District 5/10/2014 2 7 64,484
Belton Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 9,278
Birdville Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 23,545
Brazosport Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 12,737
Burleson Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 10,031
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 26,159
Clear Creek Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 38,406
Comal Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 17,239
Coppell Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 10,217
Crowley Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 15,240
Dallas Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 9 157,143
Deer Park Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 12,593
Denton Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 23,994
Dickinson Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 9,118
Duncanville Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 9,118
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 16,709
Fort Bend Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 68,948
Frisco Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 37,279
Galena Park Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 21,680
Garland Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 57,833
Georgetown Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 10,470
Grand Prairie Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 26,532
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 13,670
Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 18,422
Hays Consolidated Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 15,325
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 21,046
Irving Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 34,243
Katy Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 60,803
Keller Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 32,746
Killeen Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 39,901
Leander Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 32,152
Lewisville Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 51,484
Lubbock Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 28,885
Magnolia Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 11,895
Mansfield Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 32,251
Mesquite Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 37,747
Mission Consolidated Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 15,820
North East Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 66,604
Northwest Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 15,370
Pearland Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 18,769
Pflugerville Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 22,763
Richardson Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 36,070
Rockwall Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 14,072
San Benito Consolidated Independent School District 5/10/2014 4 7 11,358
San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District 5/10/2014 4 7 10,423
Sharyland Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 9,978
Southwest Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 11,815
Spring Branch Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 32,948
Tyler Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 18,549
Victoria Independent School District 5/10/2014 2 7 13,830
Waco Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 15,305
Wichita Falls Independent School District 5/10/2014 3 7 14,621
Austin Independent School District 11/4/2014 5 9 85,648
Brownsville Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 49,879
Bryan Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 15,751
Clint Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 11,675
College Station Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 10,535
Conroe Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 51,170
Corpus Christi Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 38,326
Del Valle Independent School District 11/4/2014 6 9 10,787
Donna Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 15,028
Eagle Pass Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 14,850
East Central Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,617
Edgewood Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 11,947
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 33,223
Klein Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 45,310
La Joya Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 28,822
Laredo Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 24,706
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 9,981
Midland Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 21,736
New Caney Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 10,106
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 31,508
Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 10,780
Round Rock School District 11/4/2014 3 7 44,776
South San Antonio Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,877
Spring Independent School District 11/4/2014 2 7 36,323
Tomball Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 10,669
United Independent School District 11/4/2014 3 7 41,876
Weslaco Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 17,839
Wylie Independent School District 11/4/2014 4 7 12,525



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Voting in Texas

See also: Voting in Texas

Important voting information

  • Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[1][2]
  • As of October 2014, Texas is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Texas, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Texas is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins the 17th day before an election and ends on the fourth day prior to Election Day.[61] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Texas ranked 41st out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Texas received an overall score of 62 percent.[62]

See also

References

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