Early voting for state primary runoff starts Monday

(Chris Nelson/KXAN)
(Chris Nelson/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting Monday, voters get another shot at deciding who they want to represent their party in the general elections.

Polls for early voting in the May 27 primary runoff opened on Monday morning.

The primary election was in March, but there were several races without a clear winner by majority vote. The race for lieutenant governor heated up over the past two months, while incumbent David Dewhurst squares off with State Sen. Dan Patrick.  Dewhurst, who has been lt. governor since 2003 lost to Patrick who had 41 percent of the vote in a four-way race compared to Dewhurst’s 28 percent, according to the Associated Press.

The two debated against one another in Houston earlier in May. Leading up to the vote, both candidates have spared in political ads and personal jabs. Even though that race has gained a lot of buzz, there are still other state-wide races like the GOP runoffs for attorney general and rail road commissioner, runoffs for agriculture commissioner for both parties, and who will run for U.S. Senate on the democratic ticket is still up for grabs.

Election day for the primary runoff is next Tuesday May 27th.

  • Early voting starts Monday May 19,2014
  • Early voting ends Friday May 23, 2014
  • Primary Election Runoff May 27, 2014
  • Find your polling location


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