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Proclamations by Governor Greg Abbott

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05/11/2020 Suspending Sections 85.001(a) and 85.001(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020; amending the proclamations issued on April 2, April 6, April 8, and May 8, 2020, authorizing emergency special elections, and the proclamation issued on March 16, 2020, ordering a special election to fill the vacancy in Texas State Senate District No. 14, so as to require that for each of these elections to be held on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/20/2020 Suspending Section 41.007(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to postpone the runoff primary election date until Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.007(d) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to allow for the runoff primary election to be held on the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District No. 14, which has already been ordered for Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.008 of the Texas Election Code to the extent it would preclude holding the runoff primary election on July 14, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/16/2020 Suspending Section 203.004 of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to avoid holding a special election for a vacancy in the legislature on or before May 2, 2020, and ordering the special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 14 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Kirk Watson (coronavirus/COVID-19)
12/04/2019 Declaring the results of the election held in the State of Texas on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of voting on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution as passed by the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature
11/16/2019 Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 100 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Eric Johnson
11/16/2019 Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 148 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jessica Farrar
11/16/2019 Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 28 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable John Zerwas
08/19/2019 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 148 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jessica Farrar
08/13/2019 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 28 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable John Zerwas
07/26/2019 Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of voting on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution as passed by the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature
07/03/2019 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 100 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Eric Johnson
02/22/2019 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 125 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Justin Rodriguez
02/12/2019 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 145 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Carol Alvarado
01/07/2019 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 125 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Justin Rodriguez
12/21/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 145 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Carol Alvarado; Representative Alvarado letter
12/21/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 79 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Joe C. Pickett; Representative Pickett letter
11/09/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 6 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Sylvia R. Garcia (expedited special election)
08/11/2018 Ordering an emergency special runoff election to be held in Senate District No. 19 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Carlos Uresti
06/29/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District 52 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Representative Larry Gonzales
06/20/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Senate District No. 19 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Carlos Uresti
04/27/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District 62 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Representative Larry Phillips
02/16/2018 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 13 on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Leighton Schubert
08/10/2017 Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on the 7th day of November, 2017, for the purpose of adopting or rejecting the seven constitutional amendments proposed by the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session
07/10/2017 Calling an extraordinary session of the 85th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, for the purpose of considering the following:
Legislation amending sections 151.004, 501.005, 502.003, 503.005, and 505.005 of the Texas Occupations Code to extend the expiration dates applicable to the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
05/18/2016 Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 120 on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon
02/03/2016 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 120 on Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon
01/15/2016 Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 139 on Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Sylvester Turner
11/30/2015 Announcing the tabulation and vote totals cast for and against each of the proposed constitutional amendments that the voters of the State of Texas voted on at the constitutional amendment referenda held on November 3, 2015
11/13/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in House District No. 118 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Joe Farias
08/25/2015 Ordering a special election to be held in House District No. 118 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Joe Farias
08/05/2015 Ordering a special election for the purposes of adopting or rejecting the seven constitutional amendments proposed by seven joint resolutions, as submitted by the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, of the State of Texas
04/09/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in House District No. 124 on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable José Menéndez
03/04/2015 Ordering a special election to be held in House District No. 124 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable José Menéndez
01/27/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 13 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative for District No. 13 to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst
01/23/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 17 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Tim Kleinschmidt
01/23/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 123 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Mike Villarreal
01/23/2015 Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 26 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte