Texas will hold a Special General Election on May 1, 2021, to fill the 6th Congressional District House seat of the late Representative Ron Wright. There are two possible elections, but only one may be necessary. Under Texas law, all qualified candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on the ballot. The majority winner of the special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, the Governor will then set the date for a Special Runoff Election that will include only the top two vote-getters. If a Special Runoff Election is held, the Commission will notify committees of the reporting dates for that election.
Participating candidates must file additional reports in connection with these elections. PACs and party committees that do not file monthly and make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the special elections must also file additional reports. The complete list of deadlines and related filing information is available on the Dates and deadlines page. PACs and party committees that file monthly should continue to file according to their regular filing schedule.