Resources for Volunteers, Candidates
and the Executive Committee

2024 Elections Calendar

Save Rural Texas:  The 134 PAC

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2024 Delegates to the Texas State Convention in El Paso

Stevie Beaverson
Tony Beaverson
Jess Davis
Lynne Duggan
Mark Ewig
Jan Fletcher
Obie Greenleaf
Catherine Krantz
Marilyn Livingston
Kathryn McCord
Pamela McGraw
Frederick Meyer
Barbara Rush

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County offices up for re-election in 2024

Sec of State: Candidate’s Guide to Nomination and General Election for 2024

District Judge for 15th Judicial District Court (Jim Fallon)
District Judge for 59th Judicial District Court (Larry Phillips)
Commissioner Precinct 1 (Jeff Whitmire) Democratic candidate: 
Commissioner Precinct 3 (Phyllis James)
Constable Precinct 1 (Tommy Carter)
Constable Precinct 2 (Michael Putman)
Constable Precinct 3 (Todd Booher)
Constable Precinct 4 (Bob Douglas)
District Attorney (Brett Smith)
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 (Ginny Hampton)
Sheriff (Tom Watt)
Tax Assessor-Collector (Bruce Stidham)

County Offices: https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/co.officials

County Elections Website:
https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/elec.home

City and school elections

Most of these are in May of each year. Sherman’s city elections are now in November. Be sure to check the links for the latest information.

Run for office!

Project Lift – the Texas Democratic Party provides recognition and additional support for municipal, school board, and community college trustee candidates who identify as Democrats. While municipal offices are non-partisan, we are invested in getting folks elected to these positions who will govern in a way that promotes Democratic Party values today and will be our rising stars of tomorrow.
https://tinyurl.com/Project-LIFT-Google-doc

School Board elections are held annually in May.

Sherman
https://www.shermanisd.net/Page/7445
The next Board of Trustee election for Sherman ISD will be May 4, 2024.  The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is January 17, 2024 (the 30th day before the filing deadline).  Applications are available at the Sherman ISD Service Center, 2701 Loy Lake Road.  The filing deadline for a general election is 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2024 (the 78th day before election day).

Denison
https://www.denisonisd.net/school-board-elections. Persons interested in running for election to the Denison ISD School Board should contact the Denison ISD Business office at 903-462-7042 for additional information.

Links to other school districts
https://www.k12academics.com/national-directories/school-district/Texas/Grayson

City Council Elections

Sherman – November
https://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/106/Elections general information
https://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/11355/Election-Information

Denison- May 4, 2024
https://www.cityofdenison.com/citycouncil, general information
https://www.cityofdenison.com/city-clerk/page/elections, to elect City Council Members to serve a three year term.

 Other Cities in Grayson County
 https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/co.city_links

State Senator Drew Springer and Rep. Reggie Smith are up for re-election in 2024. And our United States Representative, Pat Fallon is running again. The filing window for those races is Nov 11-Dec 11, 2023.

Texas Sec of State official Candidacy information:
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

Important Election Dates for 2024, including filing deadlines
https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2024

Upcoming Natl Democratic Party events and trainings: https://traindemocrats.org/events/.

Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training
Call the Grayson County Elections office for a brief training: 903-893-8663.

To become a Poll Worker, contact the Election Office, 903-893-8663.

Nov 7, 2023 Ballot measures: https://ballotpedia.org/Texas_2023_ballot_measures

March 5, 2024 Super Tuesday Primary in Texas

County/Congressional District Conventions, will be held across Texas on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Local delegates to those conventions will select State Delegates to represent them at the 2024 Texas Democratic Convention at the El Paso Convention Center, June 6-8, 2024.

Texas Democratic Convention: El Paso, June 6-8, 2024 https://texasdemocraticconvention.com/

U.S. Congressional District 4, Representative Pat Fallon

County Delegates to State:
Bowie 2, Collin 157, Delta 2, Denton 28, Fannin 6, Grayson 32,
Hopkins 7, Hunt 2, Lamar 9, Rains 2, Rockwall 40.   Total: 289

We need precinct chairs and precinct volunteers.
Become a block captain! (a what?)

Precinct maps: https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/elec.maps

Grayson County Democratic Party Precinct Chairs and the County Chair are elected for two year terms at the county primary in March of even numbered years.

Submit your application to GCDP Chair Glenn Melancon by Dec 11, 2023. You may bring it to the November monthly meeting. Application forms will be available there for your convenience, and we plan to have a notary at the meeting to verify your signature. Do not sign the form before the meeting.

Precinct Chair vacancies may be filled by appointment of the Chair during other times of the year upon receipt and approval of the application.

Voting precinct maps

Click here for Training Opportunities
for candidates, staff, and local volunteers

November 2022 election results
https://graysondemocrats.org/2022-election-results/

With 17.7 million registered voters in Texas, 8.1 million voted and 9.6 million did not.
Only 4.4 million voted for Greg Abbott.

In Grayson County, 45,187 out of 92,342 registered voters voted. We’re doing a great job of registering voters. We need your help in getting them to the polls.

Make voting easier.

Grayson County should open all polling locations during early voting. That would increase early voting locations from 6 to 22, as on election day, which would still leave almost half of all 41 precincts closed.

Local county officials, especially The Election Board, can be persuaded into opening early voting on the weekend before the election. And extend Sunday hours.

State officials can be lobbied to pass legislation making voting-by-mail easier.
– Eliminate the requirement of filling in extra blanks. Just sign and return your ballot.
– Eliminate the age requirement (being over 65); ie, institute no-excuse vote-by-mail.

As Houston proved in 2020, cities with large urban areas can increase voting with drive-through voting locations and 24-hour voting. The state legislature would have to pass new laws allowing both these options again, since Republicans outlawed them in 2021.

Volunteer to contact voters.

To win elections in Texas, we will appeal to our base and get them out to vote. Using TexasVAN, we can create lists of non-voting likely Democrats. Volunteer here: https://graysondemocrats.org/volunteer-2023

Beat Cruz War Room:
texasdemocrats.org/media/beat-cruz-war-room-launch

https://graysondemocrats.org/volunteer-2023

Democratic Party Training
https://graysondemocrats.org/training/
Online Courses for candidates, campaign staff, and local volunteers.