Key dates

Wednesday, Nov. 30
First day of early voting

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Last day for elections department to receive mail-in ballot applications

Tuesday, Dec. 13
Last day of early voting

Saturday, Dec. 17
Election Day

El Pasoans can cast their ballot at any voting location on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Candidate questionnaires

On Dec. 17, El Pasoans will make their final choices of the 2022 election, deciding three runoff races for City Council. El Pasoans can cast their ballot at any voting location on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This voter guide focuses on three runoff elections for City Council. All runoff candidates were invited to respond to five questions on key issues in their races.

Frequently asked questions

How do I check if I’m registered to vote?
Check your registration status with the El Paso County Elections Department or the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline to register to vote in the Dec. 17 City Council runoff election has passed.

Which elected offices will be on my ballot?
If you are a registered voter, you can view your sample ballot here. Creating your personalized sample ballot allows you to ensure you are in a City Council district that is having a runoff election. Because of redistricting, many El Pasoans are voting in different districts this year for City Council, Commissioners Court and other offices.

Can I vote by mail?
You can vote by mail in Texas if you are age 65 or older on Election Day; are sick or have a disability; are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or are in jail but still eligible to vote. You can also vote by mail if you will be out of El Paso County on Election Day and during the early voting period.

You must apply to receive a mail-in ballot and the El Paso County Elections Department must receive your application by Dec. 6. More information can be found here.

When is my mail-in ballot due?
The elections department must receive your mail-in ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Dec. 17) if the carrier envelope is not postmarked. If the envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, the elections department will accept it through 5 p.m. on Dec. 19.

After you send in your mail ballot, you can track it here.

How can I avoid ID problems on my mail-in ballot?
To avoid ID problems on your application or completed mail-in ballot, include both your Texas driver’s license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

When and where can I vote in person?
You can vote at any of the county’s polling sites during the early voting period and on Election Day. Hours and locations can be found here.

What do I need to vote in person?
You’ll need one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID, which include a Texas driver’s license, U.S. passport book or card, or Texas personal ID card.

2022 general election news