The U.S. will hold its midterm elections on Nov. 8. In Texas, voters will elect officials for seven statewide seats — governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner, comptroller and one of three seats on the Railroad Commission. In addition, voters will also elect officials for district-based congressional and legislative offices, the State Board of Education and judicial seats.
The most closely watched race this November is the race for the governor’s seat. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is running for a third term and faces Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who came within striking distance of defeating U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. The mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school and the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade have reshaped the final months of the race, making it more competitive between the two candidates.
Here are all of the Democrats, Republicans, third-party and independent candidates who will be on the ballot in November. Votes can’t be cast in uncontested statewide races, which will be listed separately on the ballot after races with multiple candidates. Early voting runs from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4.
You also may see county and local elections on your ballot. Sample ballots by county can be found through the list of county websites maintained by the Texas secretary of state’s office.