Friday, May 27, 2022

Early voting underway for primary election

Republican and Democratic voters will select their respective nominees for this November’s general election at the county, state, and federal levels now through Feb. 25 for the March 1 Texas primary election.

See who is on your ballot here.

The Cross Timbers Gazette interviewed candidates in selected local races, including Denton County Commissioner Precinct 4; State House Districts 57, 63, 64 and 65; State Senate District 12; and U.S. House District 26. Most of the races are focused on the Republican primaries because they drew multiple Republican candidates and just one or zero Democratic challengers in the November election.

Read about the candidates here.

Early Voting Dates and Times:
Feb. 14-18: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Feb. 19: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Feb. 20: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Feb. 22-25: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Map of all 36 Early Voting locations.

Top comply with the new Senate Bill 1, Denton County Elections has begun livestreaming camera feeds from in and around the tabulation room.

Learn more about voting in the Texas primary election here and here.

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked), is Feb. 18.

To win the primary, a candidate must receive more than half of all votes cast in that race. In primaries with three or more candidates, it is possible that none of the candidates reach that 50%+1 benchmark. In that case, a primary runoff election will be held May 24 between the two candidates who received the most votes in the March 1 primary.

The primary winners will then be on the ballot in the November General Election.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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