Welcome to the El Paso Matters voters guide for the July 14, 2020, Republican and Democratic runoff elections in El Paso County.
Voters frequently express concerns that they don’t have enough information about candidates. This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to the candidates.
El Paso Matters is focusing on local races in our voters guide, but the July 14 ballot also includes runoff elections for several state offices. For statewide races, we recommend the voters guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Texas.
Under Texas law, runoff elections are necessary when no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in a primary. If you voted in the March 3 primary, you can only vote in the runoff for the party you chose then. If you are registered to vote and didn’t cast a ballot March 3, you can choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic runoff.
If you have any questions about the election process, go to the El Paso County Elections Department website or call them at 915-546-2154.
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Registration deadline – The last day to register to vote for the runoff election is June 15.
Early Voting – Early voting for the July 14 runoff is June 29 to July 10.
Where to vote early – Here are the early voting sites for the runoff. You can vote at whatever location is most convenient.
Vote by mail – Some Texans can vote by mail. To cast a mail ballot, you must meet one of these criteria: age 65 or over; disabled; be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible. The deadline to apply for a mail ballot is July 2.
Election Day – If you vote on Election Day July 14, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you vote on July 14, you must do so at your assigned neighborhood precinct. Here are the Election Day polling places.
Voting safely – COVID-19 cases have grown rapidly just as early voting begins for the runoff. Learn more about how to vote safely.