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Harris County Democrats

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Want to be on the Harris County Democratic Party's Primary Ballot?

Any incumbent or challenger who wants to be the Democratic nominee for any position that will be elected during the 2024 General Election, must file to appear on the Primary ballot.

FILING DATES: November 11, 2023 - December 11, 2023

Sign up for an appointment here


1. Visit the TX Secretary of State's Website to ensure you have the correct filing form, petition (if applicable), and filing fee.

2. If the office you are running for is entirely within Harris County, you will file with HCDP. Sign up for an appointment here. If you are running for an office that spans more than just Harris County, you must file with TDP.

3. When you arrive at HCDP during your appointment time, staff will be available to collect your contact information, filing form, petition, and filing fee. We will have a notary available for you to notarize your filing form or the last page of your petition (the circulator must appear in person).

Judicial Filing Training!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

2:30 - 4:30

HCDP Headquarters

Open to anyone planning to file in a judicial race as a Democrat in the 2024 primary.

Forms and Additional Information for Filing

 Find out the differences between filing at TDP vs HCDP

  • If you are running for an office situated in only one county, you file to run for office with your local county Democratic County Chair. (see the listing on this website)

  • If you are running for an office covering more than one county, such as a statewide office, U.S. Congress and many state legislative seats, you should file by mail or in person with the Texas Democratic Party

Filing Forms:

Information to get your campaign treasurer filed and all campaign finance rules, forms and dates:

Important Dates:

Additional Resources

Get to know the HCDP Clubs/Orgs.

The Texas Democratic Party has tons of resources for candidates and if you plan to purchase VAN (Voter Activation Network) you will need to contact them. 

Organizations That Offer Candidate Training 

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