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March 2, 2012  •  

Texas Primary Date Changed

Texas calendarA federal court has pushed back Texas’s primary date from April 3 to May 29.

Additionally, the Texas general primary runoff election has also changed to July 31 from June 5.

A three judge panel from the US District Court for the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division, having entered redistricting plans for the 2012 elections for the US House of Representatives, the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas State Senate, found it necessary to make certain adjustments to the election schedule. The court’s order, issued March 1, stipulates various other changes of filing dates and deadlines for candidates and for voting activities concerning elections of federal, state, county, and local offices held in the state.

The court order also mandates that for the 2012 elections to the Texas House and Senate, a person must be a continuous resident of the district the person seeks to represent from April 9, 2012 until the date of the General Election.

The court’s order can be found, via the website Texas Redistricting.

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