Early voting for primary runoffs starts Monday

Early voting for Texas primary runoffs starts Monday, May 14, and ends Friday, May 18–with the runoff Election Day on Tuesday, May 22.

In dozens of races where candidates in the Democratic or Republican primary race did not get at least 50 percent of the vote (plus at least one vote), there will be a runoff between candidates who came in first and second.

Is there a primary race that affects you? Most likely! Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1) Are you registered to vote? If you’re not sure, you can check here. If you’re not registered, it’s too late to register for this election, but get registered for the next!

2) Did you already vote in the March primary? If you voted in either the Democratic or Republican primary, then you can only vote in the same party’s runoff. If you didn’t vote in the March primary, then you can vote in either the Democratic or Republican runoff–but not both!

3) Figure out which districts cover your address here.

4) Consult this list of runoff races to see if any candidates are in a runoff in your districts.

5) Research the issues to see who is a true supporter of public education. You’ll find a list of key issues here, along with our list of endorsed candidates. (If you don’t find your candidate on our endorsement list, it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily a bad pick for public education. You’ll have to do a bit of digging on candidates’ websites, Facebook pages, and in news stories to see where they stand.

6) Make your plan! Pick a date and time to vote early if possible, find your polling place, then be sure to bring required identification.