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05/24/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

You have until 7 p.m. today to decide who will be on the November 8 ballot. Before you say, “Didn’t we just vote in March?” here’s what you need to know about the primary runoff elections.

Why are we voting again?
The March 1 primary elections determined which candidates will be on the ballot for each party in November’s general election. In races where no candidate received a majority of the vote, the two candidates who received the most votes enter a runoff election to represent their party in November.

Don’t skip this election
Many people ignore primary elections, but these key races are often where the action is. In fact, most Texas legislative races are decided in the primaries. Depending on where in Texas you live, you may be in a district that has a runoff election for a seat in the Texas or U.S. Legislature, a judicial race, or even a seat on the State Board of Education. And no matter where you live, every Texas voter has at least one statewide runoff election to vote for: a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission.

Which candidates support your industry?
Enter your address at to see the TREPAC-supported candidates on your ballot. 

Categories: Governmental Affairs
Tags: election, primary election, governmental affairs, political affairs

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