Early voting underway for Texas' primary runoff races

Early voting underway in Montgomery County for May 22 Primary Runoff Election

Early voting underway in Montgomery County for May 22 Primary Runoff Election

The primary elections for Nueces County voters are not over.

Early voting has begun across Texas for races in which no candidate captured 50 percent of the votes cast during the March 6 primary, forcing runoff races.

Democratic candidates for governor, Andrew White and Lupe Valdez, are both vying for the chance to face Governor Greg Abbott in the November election. White is a businessman in Houston and the son of the late Governor Mark White.

Democratic party supporters from across the state of Texas will head to the polls early this week ahead of next Tuesday's runoff off election process. 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 Precinct 1, Republicans Kenny Elliott and Joshua Benn were the leading vote-getters in the March primary.

Some Brazos County Republican Party voters also get to decide Justice of the Peace races. The remainder went to other candidates.

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.

Early voting kicked off Monday for the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs on May 22, and as in past runoffs, political experts are predicting very low turnout, most likely in the single digits.

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