Welcome to the El Paso Matters voters guide for the May 26, 2020, Republican and Democratic runoff elections in El Paso County.
Voters frequently express concerns that they don’t have enough information about candidates. This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to the candidates.
El Paso Matters is focusing on local races in our voters guide, but the May 26 ballot also includes runoff elections for several state offices. For statewide races, we recommend the voters guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Texas.
Under Texas law, runoff elections are necessary when no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in a primary. If you voted in the March 3 primary, you can only vote in the runoff for the party you chose then. If you are registered to vote and didn’t cast a ballot March 3, you can choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic runoff.
Sample ballots for the runoff have not yet been prepared. El Paso Matters will provide links to sample ballots as soon as the county elections office posts them.
If you have any questions about the election process, go to the El Paso County Elections Department website or call them at 915-546-2154.
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Registration deadline – The last day to register to vote for the runoff election is April 27.
Early Voting – Early voting for the May 26 runoff is May 18-22.
Where to vote early – El Paso County early voting sites have not yet been posted. El Paso Matters will provide a link as soon as the elections office posts the polling places. You will be able to vote at whatever location is most convenient.
Vote by mail – Some Texans can vote by mail. To cast a mail ballot, you must meet one of these criteria: age 65 or over; disabled; be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible. The deadline to apply for a mail ballot is May 15.
Election Day – If you vote on Election Day May 26, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you vote on May 26, you must do so at your assigned neighborhood precinct.