The Texas Classroom Teachers Association created in 2006 to help educators become more informed and more active in the political process at the state level at a time when education policy decisions in the Texas Legislature were at a turning point.

Since then, state-level elections have demonstrated the power that educators can wield when united, and the problems that can arise when too many lawmakers are not teacher-friendly.

Find your candidates running in the 2022 elections, check out our information on what you can do to get involved, and consider planning a candidate forum in your area prior to the elections.

What you need to know before you vote

In this 30-minute video, TCTA lobby team members Paige Williams and Pamela McPeters explain what you need to know before voting in the 2022 elections, which begin with the March 1 primaries. They review the legislative outlook for public education in Texas, how you can find and support education-friendly candidates and why it's so important for teachers to vote to make public education a key issue in every election.

Click here to view or download the slides from this presentation.



Early voting for primary runoffs: Feb. 14-25, 2022

Primary runoffs: May 24, 2022

Last day to register to vote in primary runoffs: April 25, 2022

NOTE: If you voted in a primary, you can only vote in that same party's primary runoff election. However, if you did not vote in the primary, you can vote in either the Republican or Democratic runoff election.

Click here to find out if you are registered.