Get Out the Vote!

Shape the state oil and gas agency with YOUR vote!

The Railroad Commission’s decisions affect every Texan in some way, whether you live next to oil and gas development or pay a gas utility bill. Members of the three-person commission are elected statewide, not regionally. One seat is up for election every two years, in even-numbered years. Commissioners serve staggered six-year terms, and there is no limit to the number of terms a commissioner can serve. 

What do I need to know about going to the polls?

Before Voting

  • Check if you are registered to vote at votetexas.gov.
  • Find polling places on your county election website or at VOTE411.org.
  • Find a sample ballot on your county election website or call your county elections division for more information.

Day of Voting

  • Bring your sample ballot to the polls for additional support at the booth.
  • Bring one type of valid photo ID.
  • Try to vote early, between 10 AM – 4 PM if you plan to vote on election day, or allow extra time for long lines.

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 20, 2024: First Day of Early Voting
Friday, March 1, 2024: Last Day of Early Voting
Tuesday, March 5, 2024: Primary Election Day
Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Runoff Election Day
Saturday, April 13, 2024: Green Party Annual Election
Sunday, April 14, 2024: Libertarian Party Annual Election
Monday, October 21, 2024: First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
Tuesday, November 5, 2024: General Election Day

Commission Shift has put together a guide with everything you need to know about the upcoming primary election.

Learn more about the Railroad Commission and what you need to vote with our Voters Guide! The guide also comes with a worksheet you can use to reflect on how the candidates for Railroad Commissioner align with your values and your community needs. 

Download the guide here!

The guide is also available in Spanish here.

For more information about all candidates in the primary election, check out the League of Women Voters’ Voters Guide (available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese).

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