Texas early voting: 2/18 through 2/28, Election Day is March 3

Early Voting in Texas begins Tuesday and continues through Friday, Feb. 28. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We need everyone from across the state to make sure they get out and vote to elect strong leaders who will fight for conservative values,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in a video announcement Monday. “Let’s work together to keep Texas, Texas.”

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Feb. 21.

All congressional and Texas House districts are up for election this year, as is Republican U.S. Sen. John Conryn, several in the Texas Senate and eight seats for the State Board of Education.

Overall in Texas, there are 36 congressional districts, 150 state House districts, 31 Senate districts, and 15 State Board of Education districts.

Voters will decide on primary candidates for the Democratic and Republican presidential race, one U.S. Senate seat, the Rail Road Commissioner, and seven spots on the two highest courts in the state: four state Supreme Court seats and three Criminal Appeals Court seats.

Approximately half of the state district court judgeships, county-level courts, county commissioners, justices of the peace, and district attorney seats are also up for election. The Secretary of State’s website maintains a list of county websites providing election information.

According to Transparency Texas, there are “65 primary battles for Texas House of Representatives – 29 Republican and 36 Democrat. The winners of those contests will advance to the general election in November.”

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility published select endorsements for state and federal candidates running for executive and legislative posts.

In the 11th District, President Donald Trump, the House Freedom Caucus leadership, and a state Freedom Caucus member are each backing different candidates in the primary.

According to the Texas Tribune, the campaign of billionaire Michael Bloomberg is sending national surrogates across Texas this week to coincide with early voting. Surrogates include Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, former Mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine, and former mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter.

Stops include Austin, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio.

Governor Abbot also announced a list of candidates he has endorsed.

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