Austin, TX – Pursuant to Texas Election Code 172.054, the Republican Party of Texas has extended the filing period for Congressional District 36 until Monday, December 16, 2013 as follows:
Wednesday, December 11th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 12th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, December 13th, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Monday, December 16th, 9:00 AM – *6:00 PM
*In person applications will be accepted until 6:00 pm. Applications by mail must be received by 5:00 pm.
The Republican Party of Texas will accept applications at their headquarters, located at 1108 Lavaca, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701 both in person and by mail. Questions regarding the extended filing period should be directed to the RPT, 512-477-9821.
§ 172.054. Extended Filing Deadline
(a) The deadline for filing an application for a place on the general primary election ballot is extended as provided by this section if a candidate who has made an application that complies with the applicable requirements:
(1) dies on or after the fifth day before the date of the regular filing deadline and on or before the first day after the date of the regular filing deadline;
(2) holds the office for which the application was made and withdraws or is declared ineligible on the date of the regular filing deadline or the first day after the date of the regular filing deadline; or
(3) withdraws or is declared ineligible during the period prescribed by Subdivision (2), and at the time of the withdrawal or declaration of ineligibility no other candidate has made an application that complies with the applicable requirements for the office sought by the withdrawn or ineligible candidate.
(b) An application for an office sought by a withdrawn, deceased, or ineligible candidate must be filed not later than 6 p.m. of the fifth day after the date of the regular filing deadline. An application filed by mail with the state chair is not timely if received later than 5 p.m. of the fifth day after the date of the regular filing deadline.
(c) An extension of the filing deadline under this section applies only to the primary election of the political party for which the withdrawn, deceased, or ineligible candidate applied for a place on the ballot.