In September’s County Issues newsletter, we summarized the second special session’s Senate Bill 13 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston). SB 13 was set to shift election dates if the Legislature did not complete redistricting by Nov. 15. Fortunately, no temporary alternative election dates will be needed. The Legislature passed new State Board of Education, state legislative and congressional districts this month and Gov. Greg Abbott signed the new maps into law on Monday.
Thus the 2022 election cycle will proceed according to the standard timetable:
- Candidate filing period: Nov. 13-Dec. 13
- Primary elections: March 1
- Primary election runoffs: May 24
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