AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has set Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 as the special election date to fill the House District 81 seat vacated by the death of Rep. George E. "Buddy" West.
Candidates for this special election must file applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2008. The early voting period for this special election runs from Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 to Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.
The next eligible uniform election date to fill that vacancy in the Texas House is Nov. 4, 2008.