There is a lot of uncertainty around the 2022 elections at this time. Check back regularly for updates as they become available!
The 2020 Census was completed last year, and Texas will gain 2 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, based on our increase in population since 2010. The Texas Legislature will redraw the district lines, which will determine what district you live in, and what candidate(s) you’ll be able to vote for.
The detailed results of the count from the Census Bureau was just given to the state legislatures. It’s expected that there will be a special session of the Texas Legislature called sometime soon, or into the fall. To say that this is a political, partisan process would be an understatement. Republicans have a majority in both the House and Senate in Austin. Their objective will be to try to draw the map to ensure the election of as many Republicans as possible. Court challenges are likely inevitable.
So we wait.
In a normal cycle, the deadline for candidates to file to run is in early December. This year, the districts might not even be known by that time. So understand that, in the meantime, no candidate can really know where they’re running, or against whom.
For a historical comparison, after the 2010 census, the legislature drew the maps in 2011. Due to lengthy court challenges, the 2012 primary was postponed from early March until late May. The runoff was in late July.
As more information becomes available, this page will be updated. Eventually, we’ll have a map of the district, followed by polling location information when those details are settled.