Precinct Chair Filing
Precinct chair filing begins September 12, 2023 and closes Monday, December 11th at 6 p.m. Precinct chairs file with their county chair. The application for precinct chair, click HERE. There is no fee for precinct chair.
County Chair filing begins November 11th and closes Monday, December 11th at 6 p.m. All county chair candidates including current county chairs file with the current county chair. There is no fee for county chair. In some cases county chair petition signatures are required. Please see RPT RULE 8A – Petition Required for County Chairmen in Certain Counties (This is a rule passed by the delegates of the State Convention) The County Chair Petition form can be found HERE
Public Office Candidate Filing
The filing period for public office candidates requesting a place on the 2024 Republican primary ballot opens Saturday, November 11th and closes Monday, December 11th at 6 p.m. The Republican Party of Texas will be available the following dates and times to accept ballot applications for statewide and multi-county district offices (reservations not required). Candidates for Federal Office, form 2-5, Non-Federal Candidates use form 2-4 . Judicial Candidates use form 2-6
Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Judicial Office use form 2-7
Petition for a Statewide Judicial office use form 2-8
Note: Please use the candidate filing forms updated 9/2023. Check the upper left-hand corner.
The filing period for presidential candidates is the same as the filing period for public office candidates.
Application for a place on the Republican Party Primary ballot, Click HERE. The filing application fee that must be received together with the application is $5000.
If you choose to file without paying the filing fee, you must get petition signatures. For Petition in Lieu of a Filing Fee for the Office of President Click HERE. The number of signatures required for candidates for president that must be received together with the application is 5000 signatures. Please view the General Instructions on the second page when you download the petition form
Saturday – November 11th from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please Note: the front door of the building is locked. We will have a staff member downstairs a few minutes before 9 a.m. to allow access to the building at that time and throughout the day until 2:00 PM.
Normal business days, please call 512-477-9821 to be let into the building.
We will be open Monday– Friday during the filing period from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with the following exceptions:
- RPT will close at noon on Tuesday, November 21st, and will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd, Thursday 23rd, and Friday 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will not receive applications at the office on these days.
- RPT will also be closed Friday December 1st for the SREC meeting
- RPT will be OPEN Saturday December 9th from 10 AM -3 PM
- RPT will close at 6:00 PM Monday December 11th
Candidate Packet (filing with State Chair) – coming soon
Candidate Packet (filing with County Chair) – coming soon
Candidates who wish to file in person, OR drop off applications at the Republican Party of Texas office, OR send via courier service (Fedex, UPS, etc.) to:
807 Brazos St., Suite 701
Austin, TX 78701
Please find parking on the street or at the Capitol Garage. We do not have extra parking spaces.
Candidates do not have to file in person. Applications can also be mailed to the Republican Party of Texas at: PO Box 2206
Austin, TX 78768
(we do NOT recommend sending applications via USPS)
Applications received prior to November 11th will be rejected. Applications received after December 11th, at 6:00 PM, will be rejected. Date of receipt is not determined by postmark, but by actual receipt of items.
SOS has a page for candidates. We encourage all candidates to view all that is available, https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/candidates/guide/2022/index.shtml – New link will be posted as soon as we get it.
Filing with the State Party or the County Party
- If the office for which you are running crosses a county line, you file with the state chair
- If the office for which you are running matches the county line or is fully within the county, you file with the county chair
Coming soon –
To view a list of candidate filings that have been received, please CLICK HERE
To view a list of candidate filings that have been accepted, please CLICK HERE
For further information contact our Organization Department:
- Hannah Weeks, Deputy Organization Director – firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Jen Hall Executive Director – email@example.com