Vote!

The 2024 election cycle will be here before we know it.

Make sure you are prepared to vote in the primaries and general election.

  • September 12, 2023: First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates.

  • November 11, 2023: First day to file for all other candidates for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.

  • December 11, 2023: 6:00 pm deadline for candidates to file for the Primary election.

  • January 1, 2024: First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). NOTE: First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2024 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

  • February 5, 2024: Last Day to Register to Vote for the Primary Election.

  • February 20, 2024: First Day of Early Voting

  • February 23, 2024: Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (RECEIVED, not Postmarked)

  • Friday, March 1: Last Day of Early Voting

  • March 5, 2024: Primary Election Day. NOTE: The last day to receive Ballots by Mail if carrier envelope is NOT postmarked is March 5, OR if it is postmarked by 7:00 pm at the location of the election on Election Day, the last day is March 6 (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply).

  • October 7, 2024: Last Day to Register to Vote for the General Election

  • October 21, 2024: First Day of Early Voting

  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)

  • November 1, 2024: Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

  • November 5, 2024: Election Day. NOTE: The last day to receive Ballots by Mail if carrier envelope is NOT postmarked is November 5, OR if it is postmarked by 5:00 pm at the location of the election on Election Day, the last day is March 6 (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply).

(Source: Texas Secretary of State)

Here are some helpful links from the local elections office:

Early Voting & Election Day Details:

EVLocations 2024 Prim.xlsx (ellis.tx.us)

EDLocations 2024 Prim.xlsx (ellis.tx.us)

(Source: Ellis County Elections)