Answering FAQs: Runoff Election Edition

1. Who can vote in a runoff?  

Any registered voter! If you voted in the March ‘24 primary, you must vote in the same party runoff. If you did NOT vote in this year’s primary, you can vote with either party.   

2. What triggers a runoff election in Texas?  

If a party does not have a candidate with 50% or more of the votes a runoff breaks the “tie” to decide the nominee for that party.    

3. How can I confirm my voter registration status?  

Go to, click on “AM I REGISTERED” then “Selection Criteria.” Search by Name/County/Date of Birth. You can also use your Texas driver’s license/DOB or number on your voter registration certificate (VUID) Or call your local county elections office.   

4. What if I’m not registered but want to vote in the next primary election?  

You must be registered to vote by April 29 to vote in the 2024 runoff elections. Texas does not have online voter registration. You can print a voter registration application form online or request one be mailed to you. Check for registration drives in your community through social media, and public services (library, county/city offices, churches, schools etc.)    

5. What happens after I submit my registration application?  

Once you send in your application and it is accepted, the county election office will add your name to the voter registration list, generate your voter certificate, and mail it to you.   

6. I moved recently; how can I ensure I won’t have voting issues?  

Update your voter registration by completing and submitting a new application before the registration deadline. If updating online at keep in mind that it can affect WHERE your polling location will be (most problematic when you have moved several counties away).