Early voting begins Monday for the Texas primary runoff

Early voting begins Monday for the Texas primary runoff

In Tom Green County, there is one race each in the Democratic Party runoff and the Republican Party runoff.

Democrats will get the chance to vote for their gubernatorial candidate, either Lupe Valdez or Andrew White. Harris County's turnout numbers from the previous three primary runoffs during midterm election years are in the single digits, even when combining the number of registered voters that voted from both major parties. Valdez is known as the first openly gay hispanic woman elected as Dallas County Sheriff.

The statewide race requiring a second round of voting is the one which will decide who faces Republican Governor Greg Abbott in November. Mike Toth and Donna Davidson are running for the Republican party nominee in November for Justice, Place 6 on the Texas third Court of Appeals.

In heavily partisan districts and statewide races, which Democrats haven't won in 24 years, May's top vote-getter is often November's victor.

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Historically, fewer voters return to the polls in a runoff election.

Stein says even though runoffs produce unrepresentative electorate, America is also democracy, and most people are free to vote but don't have to.

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Early-voting sites are the Brazos County Election Administrator's Office, Arena Hall and Galilee Baptist Church in Bryan and the College Station Utilities Training Facility and Memorial Student Center in College Station.

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