2016 Primary Election Information


**Please note:

Only two members need to be available on Sunday to authorize the State Canvass.
Notice is herby given for the Republican Party of Texas State Canvass for the March 1, 2016 Primary Election.  The canvass will take place as required by law on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 5pm at 716 S. Rock St in Georgetown, TX.

The filing period for candidates requesting a place on the 2016 Republican primary ballot opens Saturday, November 14th and closes at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 14th.

2016 Official State Canvass
When to File

The Republican Party of Texas will be available the following dates and times to receive ballot applications for offices in mutli-county districts:

  • Saturday – November 14th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • Monday– Friday during the filing period from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with the following exceptions:
    • RPT will be closed at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th.
    • The office will not be open at all on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will not accept applications on these days.
    • Monday – December 14th RPT will accept applications from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Where & How to File

The Republican Party of Texas Headquarters moved; our address is:


PO Box 2206 Austin, TX 78768



211 E 7th Street, Suite 915 Austin, TX 78701


Candidates are not required to file in person but are welcome to do so.  Anyone coming to file that first day will be asked to sign in with building security.

Candidate Resources

  • Ballot applications, qualifications for office, & filing fees are all listed on our website.
  • Any applications received outside of that filing timeframe will be rejected.
  • Please note that a postmark is insufficient in Texas law, the application and fee/petitions must be received by the office by the 6pm deadline.
  • Texas law also outlines that you cannot file piecemeal so please make sure all items are submitted at the same time.
  • We HIGHLY recommend paying the filing fee and doing so by either cashier’s check or money order to expedite the approval process.
  • Make all filing fees payable to “Republican Party of Texas”
  • All candidates who file will be posted on our website but the official list of names appearing on the ballot will be posted on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

2016 Primary Candidates