May 2020 Elections

Uniform Election Day: Saturday, May 2

Last day to register to vote in uniform election: Thursday, April 2

At the time of this post's publication, Gov. Greg Abbott has not announced scheduling a special election in retiring state Sen. Kirk Watson's Senate District 14; the governor has until some date in March (likely the 10th, 17th, or 27th) to call an SD 14 special election for the May 2 uniform election date. We will continue monitoring this election for updates.

Primary Run-off Election Day: Tuesday, May 26

Last day to register to vote in primary run-off election: Monday, April 27

Several of the March 3 primary elections in Travis County and across the state will move to a run-off election on Tuesday, May 26.

For the Democratic Party, races include the U.S. Senate; Congressional districts TX-10, TX-17, and TX-35; and the Texas Railroad Commission. Local Dem run-off elections will be held for County Court at Law No. 4; District Attorney; County Attorney; and the Precinct 3 seat on Commissioners Court.

For the GOP, Congressional districts TX-17 and TX-35 will move to run-offs, in addition to State Board of Education District 5 and Texas House of Representatives District 47 races.


Travis County voters may vote at any vote center – look for the "Vote Here/Aquí" sign. Find vote centers, voter registration instructions, and information on acceptable forms of voter ID, at the Travis County Clerk's Elections page.

Here are the Chronicle Editorial Board's endorsements in the March 3 Primary Election, annotated, and here is a streamlined list.

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt's Long Goodbye
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt's Long Goodbye
State Senate race to succeed Kirk Watson complicated by pandemic and controversy

April 2, 2020

Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Predecessor Sam Biscoe appointed to fill seat until November election

March 10, 2020

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Kicks Off Run for State Senate
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Kicks Off Run for State Senate
Lege veteran aims to claim Watson's seat in special election

March 7, 2020

Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Eddie Rodriguez, Greg Casar, and Sarah Eckhardt all moving toward race to succeed Kirk Watson

March 5, 2020

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