Okay…today is the day to cast your vote for one of the many candidates you’ve all been so opinionated about, whether it be Cruz or Trump or Rubio, etc or “whatever your fancy.” If you are a registered voter in Seymour, TX/Baylor County, the polls are open TODAY MARCH 1st for the final time in this “round” called the Primaries. Come make your voices heard! If you think one vote doesn’t count and you can’t make a difference, do you realize that Thomas Jefferson lost the 2nd US Presidential Election by only 1 VOTE???!!! Your vote matters! One vote made Jefferson our 3rd Pres instead of 2nd Pres of the U.S. This is too important NOT to come vote! All Precincts will be voting at same place in the Library from 7am to 7pm.

Notice of Ballot Drawing – Republican Primary 2016

This document serves as the 24 hour notice that the Ballot Drawing for name placement of candidates on the 2016 Republican Primary ticket shall be held at 4:00pm at the home of Republican County Chair of Baylor County, Texas, Kelly Fest, at 511 N East Street; Seymour, TX 76380. Please use front entrance only! If you have any questions, please call 940-889-6245 or call or text 972-854-3270.

Application Deadline Dec 14, 2015


Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Republican party primary ballot may be filed in person at the following address(es) until 6pm on Monday, December 14, 2015.

Address of County Chair

511 N East Street; Seymour, TX 76380

What I Learned at Republican Campaign Management School…

There are so many resources out there that Republican workers do not know exists, and this is some data I pulled together to help those involved in Republican Campaign Management get started:

GOP Data Center – great for Campaign Management   — you must call the state Republican Party to request access to this. Rachel Wilson is the person at the state level who can give you access to this.

Once you get your login, here is how it works:

My Data tab –  Voters


My Data tab –  Basic Counts

You can mine data from this and filter voters by party affiliation or lack thereof such as Swing voters and use this info to pull block walk lists, phone numbers, email, or any other data that is needed.

District Viewer — this shows you cutoff lines for Precincts all over the state of Texas.

or this site also has Precinct maps if the one above is no longer working

Election Code Online  — I’m the dork who actual reads this stuff for fun!

Federal Election Commission

General site

Filing Data for Federal Contributions

Candidate & Committee Viewer




Texas Pollworker Online Training

Texas Ethics Commission

General site

Filing Data for Candidates –

TX Ethics on Contributions from Corporations and Labor Unions

TX Ethics Hisorical Contributions Datasets

SOS Election Section Info

General site for Elections

TX Contribution Reporting to SOS

Republican Meeting at the Rock Inn Cafe July 20, 2015 in Seymour, TX

The Republican Party of Baylor County will be meeting at the Rock Inn Cafe on July 20, 2015 at 5:30pm. Discussion will include fine-tuning further details of our organization’s Bylaws (which are currently in the drafting stage), as well as solidifying the logistics of the 2016 Republican Primaries which will include the Election Workers for this election cycle and training for those workers. We will also be addressing potential candidates for Election Judge for the 2016 Republican Primaries in Baylor County since the name of at least two individuals must be submitted at the August County Commissioners Meeting. Election Judge information can be found at the following website:

Click to access election_judges_handbook.pdf

Additionally, Republican County Chair Kelly Fest will be addressing little-known resources available to Republican candidates and their campaign workers. Kelly recently completed the prestigious Republican Campaign Management School in Austin on the week of July 17, 2015 and would love to share this knowledge, particularly with any potential Republican candidates and their staff or volunteers in Baylor County.

New Republican County Chair in Baylor County, Texas Encourages Residents to Get Involved

Now planning the Baylor County Republican Party quarterly meeting in May, as well as creating our quarterly meeting calendar for the coming 24 months. Also, we need 2 delegates to go to the state convention in Austin and possibly the national convention for 2016, as well. Anyone registered to vote in Baylor County is welcome to get involved.
There will be local events we will be participating in for the future, such as parades, Ag Day, etc. so we welcome anyone who wants to come join the fun.
We also need to get a group of teenagers who are interested in getting involved so that we can develop them as our future Republican Party leaders and have someone to pass the “baton” to 5 to 10 years from now, so that we will always have a fresh batch of Republican Leaders for our area. It will also be a great experience for those kiddoes who plan to go to Law School and have the ambition of clerking for our Representatives or Senators, so that we might have some future politicians potentially coming out of Baylor County. Haskell produced Rick Perry and there is no reason why some of our young people here in Seymour cannot be our future Governor or Legislators.
We have created both this site and corresponding Twitter and Facebook pages so that the community can be more involved in the issues, and we will be posting any meetings or events on in case you would like to be added to an event in the future via online signup.
Please contact Republican County Chair Kelly Fest for more information on how you can get involved 940-889-6245 or 972-854-3270.