2024 Election Cycle Timeline

The following list summarizes significant dates and deadlines relevant to the Libertarian Party of Texas in the 2024 election cycle. Many of these dates are highlighted by the Texas Secretary of State. Where possible, each listed event also references the source of its date, coming from the Texas Election Code (“TEC”), LPTexas Bylaws, and/or LPTexas Policy Manual.

Please send any questions or feedback to the LPTexas Credentials Committee: [email protected]

December 2023

  • Monday, December 11 (6 pm)Last day minor party candidates may file applications and submit filing fee or petition in lieu of filing fee to applicable filing authority in order to be nominated by convention (6 p.m.). TEC § 181.033(a). 
  • Thursday, December 21Deadline for state and county chairs to report candidate information to the Texas Secretary of State (via TEAM system). [TEC §181.032]


February 2024

  • Monday, February 12Last day to register to vote in time for March 12 precinct conventions. [TEC §13.143(a)]
  • Saturday, March 2Deadline for County Chairs to post notices of time and location of Precinct Conventions (recommend posting County Convention notices at the same time) [TEC §181.064 and 174.023]


March 2024

  • Tuesday, March 5 – Primary Election: Please note that voting in the Republican or Democratic primaries disqualifies you from participation in ALL LP conventions: precinct, county, district, and state.. [TEC §85.001(a)]
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Deadline for County Convention notices [TEC §181.064 and 174.023]
  • Friday, March 8 - Deadline for District Executive Committee members to report their vote on the location and time of all applicable District Conventions to the State Chair [LPTexas Bylaw V.c.6.]
  • Tuesday, March 12 – Precinct Conventions [TEC §181.061(c)]
  • Friday, March 15Deadline for precinct convention chairs to deliver a list of convention participants to County and State Chairs. [TEC §181.067]
  • Saturday, March 16 – County Conventions [TEC §181.061(c)]
  • Saturday, March 23 – District Conventions (where applicable) [TEC §181.061(b)]
  • Tuesday, March 26Deadline for county convention records to be sent to LPTexas (for records and credentialing of state delegates) [LPTexas Rule III.b.4. and Records Policy of LPTexas Operations Manual]


April 2024

  • Friday, April 5Deadline for county convention chairs to certify candidates nominated at county conventions, reported to county election authorities and the secretary of state. [TEC §181.068]
  • Friday, April 12Deadline for district convention chairs to certify candidates nominated at district conventions, reported to the secretary of state. [TEC §181.068]
  • Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14 – LPTexas State Convention [TEC §181.061, LPTexas Rule IV.d.]


May 2024

  • Friday, May 3 – Deadline for state convention chair to certify candidates nominated at the state convention, reported to the secretary of state. [TEC §181.068]


August 2024

  • Friday, August 23Last day candidates may withdraw from or be declared ineligible for general election. [TEC §145.032, 145.035]


October 2024

  • Monday, October 7Last day citizens may register to vote in the November 5 general election. [TEC §13.143(a)]
  • Monday, October 21 – First day of early voting by personal appearance for the November 5 general election. [TEC §85.001(a)]
  • Friday, October 25 – Last day for early voting clerk to receive an application for ballot by mail for the November 8 general election. [TEC §84.007(c)]


November 2024

  • Friday, November 1Last day of early voting by personal appearance for the November 5 general election. [TEC §85.001(a)]
  • Tuesday, November 5 – General Election day [TEC §41.002]