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Primary Election Day Is Here

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 3/05/2018

Primary Election Day is today!

Angry about the way educators were treated during the last legislative session? The primaries are your opportunity to make your opinions known!

You may think the general election in November is the most important election you can vote in, but in Texas, that’s not always the case. Because of the way the Texas legislature has carved out districts, a majority of our state’s races will be decided in today’s primaries. You may vote in either party’s primary (but not both!), and we encourage you to vote strategically by participating in the primary of your district’s dominant party. Remember that you can vote for any candidate, regardless of party affiliation, in the November election, but for today, you’ll have to pick either the Republican or Democratic primary.

Visit your assigned polling location to cast your vote. Don't forget to take your photo ID. Most polls are open today until 7 p.m. For additional information, visit VoteTexas.gov. To learn more about the candidates running for office in your area, visit TeachtheVote.org.

You cannot afford to stay home in and let your neighbors decide what will happen to your profession. There are 5.4 million kids counting on you to be their voice at the polls.