How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Texas

Register By

February 3 (Monday)

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Texas Primary: Tue, March 3 (8 days away)

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Texas Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Texas has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Texas does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by February 3, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Find your polling place here!

“a person chooses their party at the time they vote in the primary (162.003), if they have not taken prior steps to affiliate with a party earlier in the year.”

Check out the Official Texas 2020 Elections Calendar here!

Check out the Official Voters Guide for Texas made by “LWV”

If you have additional questions please call the Official Texas Voter Hotline at:
1 (800) 252-VOTE (8683)

Id Requirement

You must bring an ID to vote at the polls.
More info here: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html

 

Voter Workplace Protection

Voters get time paid off, time limit specified by employer. Not required if employee has two consecutive non-work hours available while polls are open.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Texas! Texans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Texas begins February 18 and ends on February 28.

Contact your county elections administrator for early voting times and locations near you.

You can also find that information the Texas ‘My Voter Page‘.
Log in with one of the following:

  • Voter ID number (VUID from the Voter Registration Certificate you got in the mail)
  • Driver’s licence number, or
  • Name/County/Date of Birth

You can request an absentee ballot as early as Friday, January 1, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Texas

Texas has 262 delegates 

  • 149 district
  • 49 at large
  • 30 Pledged PLEOs
  • 34 Superdelegates

Superdelegates:  Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Rep. Henry Cuellar, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Rep. Veronica Escobar, Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Rep. Marc Veasey, Rep. Filemon Vela, Carla Brailey, Yvonne Davis, AJ Durrani,, Gilberto Hinojos, Kat Hoang, Eric Johnson, Glen Maxey, Lorraine C. Miller, John B. Patrick, Alex Padilla, Hasmit R. Popat, Betty Z. Richie, Jose R. Rodriguez, Emmy Ruiz, Dennis D. Speight, Jere Talley, Senfronia Thompson, Celina Vasquez, Royce B. West

Important dates:

Primary: March 3, 2020

Precinct/County/Senatorial District Conventions: March 21, 2020

File to become a District, At-Large, or PLEO delegate: Starting March 23, 2020

State Convention: June 18 – June 20, 2020 (presumably)

The Delegate Selection Plan is not online.  For more details https://www.texasdemocrats.org/

Synopsis

How to become a Delegate:

  • The first step is to sign up to attend the March 21, 2020 county or senatorial convention: http://2020.texasdemocrats.org/
  • Attend your March 21, 2020 county or senatorial convention. Campaign to win as a state delegate to the state convention.
  • File to run as a district delegate starting March 23rd. (It’s unclear but looks like everyone can do this not just delegates to the state convention, ask!) There should be a form you can get from the TX state party. Indicate if you wish to run for district delegate (149), At-Large (49) or PLEO (30) delegate.
  • Find and recruit elected officials from state representatives to school board members to run as PLEO delegates for Bernie. Ask the TX state party which public offices qualify someone to be a PLEO delegate. For other states. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders.
  • Attend the State convention, presumably June 18-20, at the San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
  • If you don’t win at the District level you can run to be an At-Large delegate at the State Convention. A committee with representatives from each campaign that won statewide At-Large delegates will decide who these delegates will be. These slots are also used to meet the affirmative action goals for underrepresented groups.

Other important positions you can run for in the delegate selection process:

  • Standing committee positions – Platform, Credentials, and Rules committees have all of the power at the convention. You don’t have to be a delegate to be selected to fill one of the committee seats (note TX doesn’t have their Delegate Selection plan online – but that’s the case for every other state)
  • Delegation chair and Pages are selected
  • The Electors to general election Electoral College are also selected during this process.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Texas you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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