Elections 2022Early Voting Begins in Texas Primary Elections

Seven congressional seats, five state senate seats, 27 state house seats, and the office of Texas Land Commissioner are open races this year.
February 14, 2022
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Early voting for primary elections in Texas kicks off today and will run through February 25.

The Republican primary for governor is perhaps the most anticipated race, with incumbent Governor Greg Abbott facing his most serious and well-funded challenges in recent years. Abbott is in a strong position, though, having nabbed the coveted endorsement of former president Donald Trump and enjoying a strong fundraising lead.

Several high-profile Republicans are running to unseat the state’s top lawyers as well. Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing outgoing Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-01) in the primary.

Bush’s run for attorney general leaves his desk at the head of the General Land Office open, drawing a crowded field of candidates. Eight Republicans and four Democrats are running for the office of land commissioner, the only open statewide seat in Texas in 2022.

The office of state land commissioner isn’t the only open seat in Texas government. Seven congressional seats, five state senate seats, and 27 state house seats are open this year.

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Qualified candidate information can be found on the Texas Secretary of State website. Fundraising data, compiled coverage, interactive district maps, partisan likelihoods for each seat, and polling can be found in The Texan’s War Room.

Find a local polling location here.

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Isaiah Mitchell

Isaiah Mitchell is a reporter for The Texan, a Texas native, and a huge Allman Brothers fan. He graduated cum laude from Trinity University in 2020 with a degree in English. Isaiah loves playing music and football with his family.