What Are Some Ways to Research Issues on the Texas Election Ballot?


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To research information about ballots for Texas elections, visit SOS.State.TX.us or Ballotpedia.org. Ballotpedia.org contains information on past, present and future elections. SOS.State.TX.us is a website maintained by representatives of the Secretary of State, so information regarding elections ballots is reliable and up-to-date.

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To research election ballots for Texas on Ballotpedia.org, select the state of Texas from the interactive map on the home page. From the top menu, hover over the Elections link, and select On The [current year's] Ballot. The website offers information on all former Texas election ballots for each city in addition to school board elections. For detailed information on ballots, select an option from the Local Ballot Measures section of the page.

For ballot information on SOS.State.TX.us, select Election Information from the top menu, and select an option from the drop-down menu. Options include Election Officials & Officeholders, Election Results, Election Administration and Candidate Information. Research historical election results and canvassed proclamations from the Election Results link, or learn about the elections division through the About the Elections Division link. Information regarding the elections division includes ballot preparation and sample ballots for the March 2016 primary election, along with a Republican and Democratic sample ballot that is available for download in PDF format.

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