The filing period is for candidates running for a position in Harris County. If you are a candidate filing for a statewide office or an office that covers more than one county, you need to file with the Texas Democratic Party.

To see a list of state legislative and local offices where you can run based on your current address, visit Run for Something.

Review who has filed to date here.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for non-precinct chair candidates.* 

*Precinct chairs are encouraged to wait to file until after precinct lines are redrawn. The Texas Secretary of State will set the dates for the second filing period for precinct chairs in 2022.

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

Learn more on the Texas Secretary of State website.

 

HCDP Office Hours for Candidate Filing:

NOTE: Weekends are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment. 

**Candidates are encouraged to have applications completed, printed and notarized before your scheduled appointment.

Application for county/state: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections//forms/pol-sub/2-2f.pdf
Application for federal: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-4f.pdf

Saturday, Nov. 13: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Sunday, Nov. 14 is 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

All other weekends during the filing period are by appointment only from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Schedule an appointment.

Weekdays filings are accepted 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM*

**Candidates are encouraged to have applications completed, printed and notarized before your scheduled appointment.

Application for county/state: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections//forms/pol-sub/2-2f.pdf
Application for federal: https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-4f.pdf

Note: The HCDP office will be CLOSED Nov. 24, 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.

Accepted Payments

HCDP can only accept cash, check or certified bank check at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.