The filing deadline for the March primary election is coming up for the Republican and Democratic parties, with paperwork to be filed by 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, which is also the deadline for independent candidates to file a declaration of intent.

Additional primary election-related deadlines are:

• Wednesday, Jan. 1 – first day to apply for a ballot by mail using the Application for a Ballot by Mail or Federal Postcard Application.

• Monday, Feb. 3 – last day to register to vote

• Tuesday, Feb. 18 – first day of early voting

•Friday, Feb. 21 – last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked)

• Friday, Feb. 28 – last day of early voting

• Tuesday, March 3 – last day to receive a ballot by mail by 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked – or – Wednesday, March 4, (next business day after Election Day) at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply).

• Tuesday, March 3 – Election Day

Additional information is available online at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2020-important-election-dates.shtml.

Per the Ellis County Republican Party’s website, candidates who have filed to date as of Dec. 2 and who will appear on the party’s primary ballot in Ellis County include the following (with website links also shown):

• President of the United States – Donald J. Trump https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

• District 6 (TX) U.S. Congress – Ron Wright https://wright4congress.com/

• Texas House of Representatives District 10 – Jake Ellzey https://www.ellzeyfortexas.com/

 and Ryan Pitts https://www.pittsfortexas.com/

• Ellis County Sheriff – Chuck Edge https://www.facebook.com/edge4ellis/ and Brad Norman https://normanforsheriff.com/

• 378th District Court – William “Doug” Wallace

• 443rd District Court – Cindy Ermatinger

• District Attorney – Julissa Martinez https://www.ladyjustice4da.com/ and Ann Montgomery https://www.annmontgomery.com/

• Ellis County Court at Law 3 – Joseph R. Gallo https://galloforjudge.com/ and Vance Hinds https://voteforvance.com/

• Tax Assessor/Collector – John Bridges

• Commissioner Precinct 1 – Randy Stinson

• Commissioner Precinct 3 – Paul Perry http://votepaulperry.com/ and Richard Rozier

• Constable Precinct 2 – Terry Nay https://www.facebook.com/EllisCountyCostablePrecinctTwo/

• Constable Precinct 4 – Mike Jones

Contact the Ellis County Republican Party via its website at https://www.elliscountygop.org/. The party offices are located at 610 Water St., Waxahachie. The phone number is 972-923-9383.

The Ellis County Democratic Party had not posted a listing of candidates on its website as of Dec. 2.

Contact the Ellis County Democratic Party online at http://elliscountydemocrats.org/. The Texas Democratic Women Ellis County website is located at https://elliscounty.tdw.org. The party offices are located at 215 E. Main St., Waxahachie. The phone number is 972-546-7618.

With the Libertarian Party, Matt Savino has announced his candidacy for state representative, District 10.

For information on running as a candidate with the Libertarian Party, visit https://www.lp.org/the-libertarian-party/.

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