ELECTION CENTRAL

March 6, 2018 Primary Election

March’s election is a primary election for next November’s mid-terms, meaning voters will only vote in a primary race to nominate one candidate from each political party. (Independent candidates can enter later.) That means that voters will be choosing candidates for both statewide and county races; everything from U.S. Senator to district clerk. You can find a complete list of who’s filed for the races relevant to Travis County here.

The Chronicle’s Endorsements in contested races ran in the Feb. 16 issue. You can see them online here – or go here for voting info.

Voter registration runs through Feb. 5, and early voting begins on Feb. 20 (and goes through March 2).

Runoffs can happen in primary elections, for the two top finalists in any race in which the leading candidate fails to attract more than 50% of the vote. That election would be held on May 22, with early voting running May 14-18. Find all the info you may need at Travis County’s election page, www.votetravis.com.

We’ve got rolling coverage of the primary races featured below.

Club Endorsements
Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the March primary?

Feb. 15, 2018

Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
Primary Endorsements (No Filler)
All our endorsements collected on one easy-to-print page

Feb. 15, 2018

2018 Primary Election Preview: The Texas Lege
2018 Primary Election Preview: The Texas Lege
Dukes is wild in House District 46

Feb. 15, 2018

SD 25: The Crusade Against Campbell
SD 25: The Crusade Against Campbell
Guerra, Kling in the race for the Austin-San Antonio suburbs

Feb. 15, 2018

HD 46: Ready for the Main Event
HD 46: Ready for the Main Event
High stakes in Dukes' race

Feb. 15, 2018

HD 47: Everybody Into the Candidate Pool
HD 47: Everybody Into the Candidate Pool
Five Dems vie to face off against Paul Workman

Feb. 15, 2018

2018 Primary Election Preview: Travis Co. Races
2018 Primary Election Preview: Travis Co. Races
All over the local map

Feb. 15, 2018

Commissioner Pct. 4: Leadership in a Left-Out Area
Commissioner Pct. 4: Leadership in a Left-Out Area
Can Susanna Woody dethrone Margaret Gómez?

Feb. 15, 2018

JP Pct. 3: A Generational Challenge
JP Pct. 3: A Generational Challenge
Sylvia Holmes out for longtime JP3 Steeg

Feb. 15, 2018

Dem Party Chair: Who Can Replace Harding?
Dem Party Chair: Who Can Replace Harding?
Two formidable candidates for TCDP chair

Feb. 15, 2018

2018 Primary Election Preview: Judicial Races
2018 Primary Election Preview: Judicial Races
Motions for relief

Feb. 15, 2018

County Courts-at-Law Nos. 3 & 5: Now We’ve Got Bad Blood
County Courts-at-Law Nos. 3 & 5: Now We’ve Got Bad Blood
Defense attorneys eye Hohengarten, Lipscombe on county benches

Feb. 15, 2018

459th District Court: The New Bench
459th District Court: The New Bench
How progressive can you get?

Feb. 15, 2018

331st District Judge: A Matter of Opinion
331st District Judge: A Matter of Opinion
What's a judge's job?

Feb. 15, 2018

Point Austin: For Your Consideration
Point Austin: For Your Consideration
When you enter the poll, make your best choice ... these are ours

Feb. 15, 2018

CD 31: Austin’s Sixth District
CD 31: Austin’s Sixth District
It runs through Williamson County

Feb. 15, 2018

The Tides of March
The Tides of March
Ready for a blue wave in November’s midterms? That’ll depend on the race.

Feb. 8, 2018

Other Statewide Races
Other Statewide Races
Maybe more of a ripple

Feb. 8, 2018

U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate
Beto, the Great Blue Hope

Feb. 8, 2018

Lt. Governor
Lt. Governor
Anything but Dan Patrick

Feb. 8, 2018

Attorney General
Attorney General
Don't be a potential felon

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Land Commissioner
Who can beat George P. Bush?

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Comptroller
It's all about the money

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Agriculture Commissioner
Everybody against Sid Miller

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Railroad Commissioner
It ain't about the railroads

Feb. 8, 2018

U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
The unconstitutionality of it all

Feb. 8, 2018

Congressional District 21
Congressional District 21
Who's the most Dem?

Feb. 8, 2018

Congressional District 25
Congressional District 25
Can anybody beat the used car dealer?

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Congressional District 10
Uphill against McCaul

Feb. 8, 2018

March 2018 Election
Congressional District 17
The votes are elsewhere

Feb. 8, 2018

Voter Deadline Looms
Voter Deadline Looms
Potential registrants have until Feb. 5

Feb. 1, 2018

Motions for Recusal
Motions for Recusal
The politics of electing judges

Jan. 18, 2018

March 2018 Election
2018 Primary Election Filing Time
And the candidates are ...

Dec. 14, 2017

November 6, 2018 General Election

November’s general election will see those who won their respective March primaries face off against one another, as well as a number of local, non-partisan races (mostly within the city), like those for mayor and City Council. We’re still a ways out from the field officially coming into form; the first day of candidate filing is not until Monday, July 23, 2018. Following that, the candidate filing deadline is on Aug. 20, 2018, with election day set for Nov. 8.

Though filing hasn’t yet opened, aspiring candidates have begun appointing campaign treasurers with the city clerk. You can find a full list of participating individuals at the clerk’s website, here. And get all your city election info at the clerk’s election page.

Steve Adler Mounts Second Bid to Run City
Steve Adler Mounts Second Bid to Run City
Mayor shares his vision for Austin's next four years

Jan. 18, 2018

SCOTUS Takes Up Texas Gerrymandering
SCOTUS Takes Up Texas Gerrymandering
Doggett, Farenthold’s districts to be questioned

Jan. 18, 2018

District 1 Council Candidacy Pool Doubles Up
District 1 Council Candidacy Pool Doubles Up
Two new candidates join Eastside race

Jan. 16, 2018

Laura Morrison Announces Mayoral Campaign
Laura Morrison Announces Mayoral Campaign
Council vet to campaign on “transparency, inclusiveness, collaboration”

Jan. 11, 2018

First of Final Four Bond Election Task Force Listening Sessions Tonight
First of Final Four Bond Election Task Force Listening Sessions Tonight
Members working with $640 million framework

Jan. 9, 2018

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
Former council member intends to “reset Austin’s path”

Jan. 8, 2018

District 8 City Council Pool Filling Up
District 8 City Council Pool Filling Up
Two new candidates file campaign treasurer appointments

Jan. 4, 2018

Lewis Conway Jr. Faces Long Odds for Council Candidacy
Lewis Conway Jr. Faces Long Odds for Council Candidacy
City memo suggests convicted felons aren’t eligible for office

Dec. 14, 2017

Campaign Notes: Adler vs. ?
Campaign Notes: Adler vs. ?
Citywide election pool begins to fill up

Dec. 7, 2017

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