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Tuesday Is Election Day for Party Primary Runoffs In Texas

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022, is Election Day for Party Primary Runoffs in Texas. Registered Hopkins County voters may cast ballots in either the Republican or Democratic runoff until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Voting has been consolidated to six centers. Registered Hopkins County voters may cast ballots at any of the following six consolidated voting locations:

  • Lutheran Church (Front Foyer), 1000 Texas Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482;
  • H.W. Grays Building (Meeting Room), 411 Beckham Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482;
  • Hopkins County Courthouse, (1st Floor Courtroom), 114 Church Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482;
  • Grace Family Church (Fellowship Hall), 2201 Loop 101 East Sulphur Springs, TX 75482;
  • Hopkins County Civic Center (West Hall), 1200 Houston Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; and
  • League Street Church of Christ (Front Foyer), 1100 South League Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Only Hopkins County voters who had registered to vote on April 25 are eligible to cast a ballot at a county polling location. Voters may cast ballots in only one of these elections, and will be declaring themselves as either a Democrat or Republican by voting in that election.

Under Texas law, voters who cast a ballot in either party’s primary election may vote again, but must vote in the same party’s primary runoff election. Voters who did not cast a ballot in the March 1st Primary Elections may vote in either party’s Primary Runoff Election.

“The candidates you will be voting on have made it to the final round of their parties’ primary elections, and this is your chance to decide who you want to compete for those public offices in November. Make sure to do your research on the candidates, make an informed decision, and prepare to make your voice heard in the runoff elections by visiting VoteTexas.gov!” Texas Secretary of State John Scott said in a news release.

The winner of each election will then face the top candidate from the other parties on the Uniform Election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Democratic Runoff

Democrats will be able to vote for their choice in four different state races.

On the Democratic ballot for Lieutenant Governor are Mike Collier and Michelle Beckley.

Democrats too will decide between Rochelle Mercedes Garza or Joe Jaworski as their candidate for Attorney Genera.

Seeking the Democratic nomination for the office of Comptroller of Public Accounts are Janet T. Dudding and Angel Luis Vega.

Jay Kleberg and Sandragrace Martinez are vying for the Democratic nomination for Commissioner of the General Land Office.

Democratic Party Primary Runoff May 24, 2022 sample ballot

Republican Runoff

Republicans will be able to vote for their choice in three different state races.

Vying for the Republican Party nomination for Attorney General are Ken Paxton and George P. Bush.

Republicans Dawn Buckingham and Tim Westley are in a runoff for the Republican Party nomination for Commissioner of the General Land Office.

Sarah Stogner and Wayne Christian are the two Republican candidates for Railroad Commissioner.

May 24, 2022 Republican Party Primary Runoff sample ballot

Voter ID Requirements

When voters arrive at the polling place, each will be asked to present one of the seven acceptable forms of photo identification, which are:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

For voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo ID can be expired up to four years. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time.

If a registered voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo ID, that individual may fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID) (PDF) at the polls and present an alternative form of ID, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or voter registration certificate.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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