Sugar Land and Missouri City community members interested in filing for a position in the March primaries can do so now.

The candidate filing period for the March 5 primaries opened Nov. 11 and runs until Dec. 11. In addition to presidential and statewide candidates, voters will have a chance to weigh in on which local candidate will represent their political party in the November 2024 election.

The gist

Several elected positions that represent the Sugar Land and Missouri City area will be on the primary election ballot, according to the Fort Bend County website. These positions include:
  • Fort Bend County commissioner, Precinct 3 (Sugar Land and Missouri City)
  • Fort Bend County constable, Precinct 2 (Missouri City area and south county)
  • Fort Bend County constable, Precinct 3 (Sugar Land and Missouri City)
  • Fort Bend County attorney (all)
  • Fort Bend County sheriff (all)
Next steps

Those interested in filing for the March primaries must meet different qualifications depending on the position, such as:If a candidate meets these requirements for the position, they can file.
  • Interested candidates must file an application for a place on the ballot with the county or state Republican or Democratic party chair.
  • Candidates for federal office must file a federal application. Applicants can visit the SOS website to see which races require local or federal filing.
  • Applicants must include a filing fee or a petition with signatures of qualified voters.