Are you interested in becoming a Precinct Chair?

Official Precinct Chair Duties

 Each county Democratic Party is governed by a County Executive Committee (CEC) led by a County Chair and composed of elected Precinct Chairs, one per voting precinct and resident of their presiding precinct.


 The County Chair and Precinct Chairs file in the Fall and are elected on the March 6th Primary Election ballot (just like candidates). They take office for a two-year term in mid-June. The County Chair may appoint a Precinct Chair to fill a vacant seat in the CEC. But, an appointed chair may not vote in the CEC until (1) confirmed by vote of the CEC in an Confirmation Election and (2) after that confirmed-appointment is posted by the County Chair on the Secretary of State (SOS) website. By law, the only Chairs who may vote in a statutory-required action are those that are posted on the SOS website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us 


There are few official duties of the CEC. They are mainly these:

  • Appoint a new county chair and fill precinct chair vacancies when they occur.
  • Select nominees for the ballot when a candidate withdraws or dies. This is done by only those 
chairs in the candidate’s district. 
  • Make decisions of local county party activities.
  • Perform oversight on county party business and finances. 

Our local County Party will expect Precinct Chairs to do work involving registering new voters, contacting and motivating others within your precinct to encourage Party involvement, and helping with Phone Banks and/or Block Walks. Our County Chair, David R. Currie appoints local organizers to perform business between meetings.  We encourage filing for Precinct Chair this Fall.

Download and Print Precinct or Candidate Filing Forms Here

How to File to Become a Precinct Chair or Other Candidate

A notarized application for Precinct Chair or Other Candidate shall be filed by Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 6:00 PM with the County Chair, David R. Currie, at 

3002 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, Texas 76901.

Candidates for the offices of county and precinct chair are required to be qualified voters of the county from which they are elected. Please check with the Elections Division of the Secretary of State for additional Candidate Information.  All information contained in the application for a place on the ballot is public information.

  • First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 
  • First day to file for all other candidates - Saturday, November 11, 2017 - for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.
  • Filing deadline for candidates - Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM - filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.

How to Apply for Ballot by Mail

You can apply Online by Clicking the Button or Print the File Below!

IMPORTANT NOTE: An annual application for a ballot by mail should be submitted in the calendar year for which the applicant wishes to receive ballots.


A Ballot by Mail Application is required to receive a ballot for the election. When calling to request an application by phone, remember to allow enough time for the application to be mailed to you and returned in order to be in the office by the deadline (must be received by the date, not postmarked).

  • First day to apply for a ballot by mail - Monday, January 1, 2018 - using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
  • First Day of Early Voting - Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - First buisness day after Presidents' Day.
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Received, not Postmarked
  • Last Day of Early Voting - Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:

  1. be 65 years or older; or
  2. be disabled; or
  3. be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible; or
  4. be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance

In order to claim number 4 as the reason for voting by mail, a voter must expect to be absent from the county on election day and during the period of early voting by personal appearance or for the remainder of the period after their application is submitted. The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county. If the application is submitted after early voting in person has begun, the application must be submitted to the early voting clerk from an address or by a fax number outside the county. 



Voters are reminded that both during early voting and on Election Day, if they are physically unable to enter the poll, they may be voted curbside. If the voter wishes to vote curbside during early voting, it would be helpful for them to call the Election Office at 659-6541 to advise the office that they wish to vote in this manner.

Instructions for submitting an Application for Ballot by Mail (“ABBM”)

  1. Print (PDF) the ABBM form OR submit an order online and an ABBM will be mailed to you.
  2. Complete Sections 1 through 8.
  3. Sign and Date Section 10.
  4. If you were unable to sign the application and someone witnessed your signature, that person must complete Section 11.
  5. If someone helped you complete the application or mailed the application for you, that person must complete Section 11.
  6. Affix postage.

    1. If you printed the application you must place it in your own envelope and add postage.
    2. If you ordered the application online and it was mailed to you - fold the application in half, moisten top tab, seal and add postage.
  7. Address and mail the completed ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk in your county (The Early Voting Clerk is the County Clerk or Elections Administrator for your county). You may also fax the application if a fax machine is available in the early voting clerk’s office (FAX 325-657-9226).  You also have the option of submitting a scanned copy of the completed and signed application to the Early Voting Clerk via email, elections@co.tom-green.tx.us

For More Instructions on voting by mail please visit the Secretary of State's website Here.

Your Vote Matters!

There's more of us than you may think

The Tom Green County Democratic Party is preparing for the future and we've seen new growth!  We are made up of caring citizens in San Angelo and at the Goodfellow Air Force Base, and within the surrounding cities -  Carlsbad, Grape Creek, Veribest, Mereta, Wall, Vancourt, Knickerbocker, and Christoval, Texas.  We look forward to hosting and participating in local activities near you!

Register to Vote

If you are not registered to vote, now is the time to get things in order!  To vote in Texas, you must be registered.  Don't be caught on an election day without having registered 30 days prior.  You can register to vote online at the Secretary of State's website, or you can pick up an application at our County Elections Office, more info below.


National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 26th, 2017!


Voter registration applications are available in the Tom Green County Elections Office on the First Floor of the Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave. in San Angelo, Texas.  Learn more about how to register to vote at Tom Green County's Voter Registration Page.  Applications can also be obtained by mail or by calling 325-659-6541. Completed voter registration applications can be returned in person or by mail; mailed applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 23rd, 2018, to vote in the March 6th, 2018, Primary Election.


The last day to register to vote for the 2018 Primary Election is Monday, April 23rd, 2018!


Citizens can also register to vote when renewing their driver’s license in person at a Texas Department of Public Safety office.


You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Are you already registered?

To determine if you’re eligible to vote or if you’re already registered, visit the Secretary of State's Am I Registered? page.  To confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;
  • Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;
  • Your first and last name.

For more information of where to get a voter registration application, visit VoteTexas.gov powered by the Secretary of State.


Visit the Tom Green County Elections Office website voteTomGreenCounty.org.  

Or, contact the County Elections Office at:

113 W. Beauregard, 1st Floor/Pimer Piso, San Angelo, Texas 76903 

Phone/Telefono: 325-659-6541 

Fax: 325-657-9226 

Email/Correro Electronico: elections@co.tom-green.tx.us 

March 6, 2018 - Primary Election

Voters can access Tom Green County Precinct maps here. To determine which district or precinct one lives in, you can also type in your address into the interactive GIS map viewer here.  


Find out who represents you - Texas U.S. Senate, TX U.S. Representative (congressional District 11), Texas State Senator, Texas State Representative (Texas State House District 72), and your Texas State Board of Education Member (District 15) - type in your address to the interactive website "Who Represents Me? Districts By Address.


Voting Times, Locations, and voting ballot options (Electronic or Paper) TBA once more information is posted on the City Elections page found here.  Or, the County's Elections and Polling Information page found here.

Important Primary Election Dates and Filing Deadlines

For more Important 2018 Election Dates, view here, on the Secretary of State's website.

  • First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Read Below for information on how to file.
  • First day to file for all other candidates - Saturday, November 11, 2017 - for offices that are regularly scheduled to be on the Primary ballot.
  • Filing deadline for candidates - Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM - filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent.
  • First day to apply for a ballot by mail - Monday, January 1, 2018 - using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
  • Last Day to Register to Vote - Monday, February 5, 2018 - actual date falls on a Sunday, but moves to next business day.
  • First Day of Early Voting - Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - First buisness day after Presidents' Day.
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Received, not Postmarked
  • Last Day of Early Voting - Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Voter ID Requirements

What to bring with you to vote in TexasShow one of the following photo IDs at your polling place:

  • TX Driver’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • TX Personal ID card issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • TX concealed handgun license issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • TX Election ID Certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety
  • US military ID card with your photo
  • US Certificate of Citizenship or US Certificate of Citizenship or US Certificate of Naturalization with your photo
  • US passport book or card

For more information about voter rules, please read here information provided by the Secretary of State.


For more information about Providing Identification for Voting in Texas, please view here information provided by the Secretary of State.

Our State Platform

Texas Democratic Party Platform

Texas Democrats believe government exists to achieve together what we cannot achieve as individuals; and government must serve all people. A representative democracy is only truly representative if every single citizen is guaranteed the inalienable right to vote in fair and open elections.  EQUALITY & FREEDOM  Texas Democrats believe in equal opportunities and freedom for all human beings no matter a person’s race, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic or immigration status.  SMART GOVERNMENT  Texas Democrats believe in a fair criminal justice system serving all people; robust public and higher education opportunities are critical for our future; and our economy must benefit all Texans.  A HEALTHY TEXAS  Texas Democrats believe healthcare is a right; women's rights are human rights; we owe future generations a clean and healthy planet; and a strong social safety net creates opportunity for all Americans.  

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