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State Elections happen when Texas citizens vote for the person who will best represent their interests at the State Capitol.

Do you vote for class president at your school? State elections are very similar to school elections. At school, students decide who they would like to speak for them at school meetings, just as adults decide who they want to speak for them at the Capitol. The individual who receives the most votes wins the election.

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Can you think of other questions?

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Running For Office
If someone is interested in becoming a Texas State Representative, they would run in the State elections held every other year*. Before people vote, candidates, the people that want to be elected, share their ideas with the community. This is done through visits to schools and businesses and meeting with as many people as possible to discuss what's important to them. You may even hear a candidate on the radio or see them on TV.

When voters go to the polls, or places to vote, they will have a good idea about who the candidates are and what they will stand up for in the House Chamber.

*Remember, State Representatives are in office for only two years. After two years, they need to run again if they want to keep their job.

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