HOUSTON, Texas–A very short early voting cycle for the Primary Election runoffs begins today and runs through Friday. With only five days of early voting and the runoff election being held on the Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday (May 27), many candidates are urging voters to get out to the polls early.
In the Republican Primary, races up for grabs include the selection of the Party’s candidate for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Railroad Commissioner and Agriculture Commissioner. Additionally, many local offices have runoffs for positions including those for state representatives and local judges. In the Democratic Primary Runoff, there is a bit of controversy surrounding the runoff for the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate to face Sen. John Cornyn in the November election. There is a runoff between David M. Alameel and Keesha Rogers, but the official Democratic Party Candidates webpage does not list Rogers, the black female candidate, as being one of the Party’s candidates. The Democrats also have runoffs for Agriculture Commissioner and other localized offices.
You do not need to have voted in the March 4th Primary Election to vote in this runoff election. However, if you did vote in the Primary election, you can only vote in the runoff election for the same party’s election you voted in during the Primary on March 4th. If you did not vote in the Primary, you may vote in either party’s (but only one party) runoff election. If you voted in the Republican Primary, you can only vote in the Republican Runoff. If you voted in the Democrat Primary, you can only vote in the Democrat Runoff.
Voters interested in identifying candidates for the Republican Primary Election are suggested to visit the official Republican Party of Texas (RPT) website. The Texas Democratic Party offers similar information on its website as well.
Early Voting Locations:
Following are links for voter information for Republican Primary voting locations in the major counties where information could be found. For other counties, contact your local County Clerk or Election Administrators Office.
Harris County – Early Voting Locations
Montgomery County – Early Voting Locations
Fort Bend County – Early Voting Locations
Galveston County – Early Voting Locations
Dallas County – Early Voting Locations
Tarrant County – Early Voting Locations
Denton County – Early Voting Locations
Collin County – Early Voting Locations
Bexar County – Early Voting Locations
Travis County – Early Voting Locations
Lubbock County – Early Voting Locations
Randall County – Early Voting Locations
Cameron County – Early Voting Locations
Hidalgo County – Early Voting Locations
El Paso County – Early Voting Locations
Other Counties – Texas Secretary of State Office
Voters are reminded, the new voter ID Law is in effect for this election. If you have questions about acceptable forms of identification for voting please visit the Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information.