Governor Greg Abbott Orders Emergency Special Election For The 27th Congressional District Of Texas

April 24, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation ordering an emergency special election to elect a United States Representative for Texas Congressional District 27 to serve out the current unexpired term. The emergency special election will be held in Congressional District 27 on Saturday, June 30, 2018. In the event of a runoff, that election will likely be held in September.

"All counties contained within this district continue to be under the state disaster declaration related to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, making it imperative that we fill this vacancy as soon as possible," said Governor Abbott. "Hurricane relief efforts depend heavily on action at the federal level, which can only occur if Texans residing in disaster zones have full and effective representation in Congress. I remain committed to ensuring that the 27th Congressional District is fully represented as the recovery process continues."

All candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018.

Early voting by personal appearance will begin on June 13, 2018, and end on June 26, 2018.

The 27th Congressional District of Texas consists of all or parts of Aransas, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Wharton counties.

Read the Governor's full emergency special election proclamation.