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Texas Elections Cycle

Texas Elections Cycle

Even Numbered Years

  • Presidential Election (2016, 2020, 2024, etc.)
  • Mid-Term Election (2018, 2022, 2026, etc.)
  • U.S. Senators - 6-year terms
  • U.S. Representatives - 2-year terms
  • Governor and statewide officials - 4-year terms
  • Texas Senators - 4-year terms
  • Texas Representatives - 2-year terms
  • County officials - 4-year terms
  • City and school board - terms vary

Month Offices Election
March National, state, county Republican and Democratic primary elections
May City, school districts Local elections, nonpartisan
May National, state, county Republican and Democratic primary runoff elections
November National, state, county General election - candidates from all parties and independent candidates on the ballot, proposed constitutional amendments
November City, school districts Local elections, nonpartisan

Odd Numbered Years

City and school board - terms vary

Month Offices Election
May City, school districts Local elections, nonpartisan
November State General election - proposed constitutional amendments
November City, school districts Local elections, nonpartisan