Reminder: Early Voting Starts April 22 for May 4 Municipal Elections 

It’s that time of year again: early voting season! As we get closer to the municipal election date (May 4), it’s hugely important that we make our voices heard in this upcoming election. As the war on public education — and public educators — continues, we must elect candidates, especially to local governments, who not only oppose school vouchers but will also put their full support behind supporting teachers and students.   

For the May 4 election, early voting starts Monday, April 22, and runs until Tuesday, April 30. The deadline to submit a mail- in ballot is April 23. You can check your registration status before voting, and keep in mind that a photo ID is required in order to cast a ballot. 

As a reminder, this local election date is separate from the May 28 uniform election date on which primary runoff elections will be held; voters in some places can vote in two consequential elections in May. 

Election Resources and Opportunities 

Be sure to visit the Texas AFT Voter Education Hub to access information about elections, voting, accommodations, and more. Additionally, Texas AFT COPE endorsements for candidates across Texas are housed there so that you can not only make your plan to vote but also get suggestions on who to vote for in this critical election. 

To update your registration, view a sample ballot, or find a polling place near you, Texas Freedom Network has a host of resources on their Texas Elections Hub