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Candidates wishing to file for a place on the Democratic Primary Ballot may do so beginning on November 11, 2019. The filing period ends on December 9, 2019 at 6pm CST.
Chairman James Harris will be available at Harris Tire at 907 South LaSalle St., Navasota, TX between 9am and 6pm to accept completed applications and fees or petitions in lieu of fees. Please remember that applications must be notarized.
The Democratic Party of Texas has asked that Candidates complete the brief survey below.
The primary job of a Precinct Chair is to increase the number of people voting Democratic in their precinct. This is the core of grassroots politics; neighbors talking to neighbors to persuade them to vote in elections and choose candidates representing the values and platform of the Democratic Party.
Precinct Chairs also serve on the Executive Committee of the Grimes County Democratic Party. The Executive Committee meets every quarter and is responsible for reviewing and approving party activities. They also fill vacant Precinct Chair positions.
Candidates for public office, in the Primary or the general election, or even in non-partisan elections such as city councils and school boards, may ask Precinct Chairs for their support and endorsement. Precinct Chairs are free to endorse, as individuals, any Democrats in partisan races, or in the Primary, or any candidate in non-partisan elections, but they need not do so. The endorsement and support of very active Precinct Chairs can greatly help a candidate.
Any registered voter with some time, energy, and commitment to helping elect Democrats to office can become the Precinct Chair in the voting precinct where they live.
The voters in the Democratic Primary elect Precinct Chairs for a two-year term, which starts after the Primary Runoff. Most candidates for Precinct Chair have no opponent in the Primary. You may place your name on the ballot for Precinct Chair in the next Democratic Primary by submitting the official state filing form. Go to the Secretary of State's Election Division for additional resources. There is no fee for filing. The form must be notarized.