Calendar of Events for the March 4th Primary Elections

LIBERTY, September 3, 2013 - Republicans and Democrats will elect candidates on the March 4, 2014 primary ballot to be on the November 2014 general election ballot.

Offices up for election of local interest include State Senator, State Representative, County Judge, County Commissioner Precincts  2 & 4, County Clerk, District Clerk, County Treasurer, County Surveyor,  District Judge 75th court, District Judge 253rd  court, County Court at Law Judge and all Justices of the Peace.

A complete listing of all offices and qualifications for those offices may be found on the Secretary of State website at

Important dates for the election are:
Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 – First day to file for precinct chair. NOTE: All precinct chairs must have an application on file.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 – First day to file an application for a place on the primary ballot for an office.

Monday December 9, 2013 – Last day to file an application for a place on the primary ballot for office. Applications must be received by 6 p.m.

Please note that this is 1 month earlier than prior elections. If the office is county wide or a precinct within a county, applications must be filed with the County Chair of the political party on which you are choosing to affiliate. Drawing for order of place on the ballot will be held Tuesday December 17, 2013. Party Chairs will announce time and place.

Voting in Texas

State issued photo voter ID is presently required.  In order to vote in Texas, you will need to bring one of the following documents to your polling place. This law is subject to change depending on the suit filed by the Justice Department.

  1. TX Driver’s License issued by DPS
  2. TX Personal ID card issued by DPS
  3. TX concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  4. US military ID card showing your photo
  5. US citizenship certificate showing your photo
  6. US passport book or card
  7. Election ID Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS

No expiration date can be more than 60 days before the election.

If you do not have one of the above, you can get it by doing the following:
Go to your local DPS office and get a free Election ID Certificate. You must bring with you, your birth certificate and any two of the following:

  1. SS card
  2. Voter registration card
  3. School records
  4. Medicare of Medicaid card
  5. ID card issued by a government agency
  6. Unexpired insurance policy
  7. Expired Texas ID

This will affect many voters in Liberty County that do not have that documentation. If you are 65 years or older or have disabilities, you have the option of voting by mail. In that case none of the above applies; you only have to be a registered voter.  You must apply for a ballot by mail. The first day to apply is Friday January 3, 2014.

If you need help with any of the new restrictions please let your precinct chair know or contact Nancy Archer, Democratic Chair at 936-336-6330 or 936-776-9561

The first Democratic Party meeting will take place Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at 6pm at Casa Don Boni in Liberty.

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