Early voting for the primary runoff begins Monday at the Washington County Courthouse annex.

County Clerk Beth Rothermel has some reminders for the voters.  The voting will be from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, there will be not night voting and there will be no weekend voting. Rothermel says you can vote if you didn’t vote in the March 4th primary but if you did vote, you need to vote in the same party runoff as you voted in during the first primary vote.

Once again, the voter ID law is in effect.  You need some sort of official state identification.  These forms of identification include a driver’s license,  a state identification card, a concealed handgun license, or  a citizenship certificate.  If you do not have one of these they will still allow you to cast a provisional ballot.

Washington County Republican Party Chair Ron Upchurch notes that there is a contested local race that still needs deciding and there are some hotly contested statewide races on the Republican ballot.  He says it is best to cast your ballot early.

 Attorney Bill Kendall and businesswoman Robin Luedtke are vying to become the next Justice of the Peace Precinct Four, on the local Republican ballot.  Incumbent James McCune is retiring.

There is a hotly contested race for lieutenant governor on the statewide Republican ballot with State Senator Dan Patrick accusing incumbent David Dewhurst of being too liberal.  Dewhurst has accused Patrick of having little integrity.

Democrats are taking a hard look at the race for U.S. Senator. David Alameel is ina runoff with La Rouche follower Kesha Rogers.

Election Day is May 27th, the day after Memorial Day.

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