Voters reminded they can only vote once in primary runoffs
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While no local races are on the ballot, there are still a handful of undecided races on the May 27 Republican and Democratic primaries runoff elections.

Early voting in the runoff election runs May 19-23 at the county courthouse.

The last day to register to vote in this election is April 28.

This election date is different from the upcoming city, college and school board elections, which are May 10.

Republican voters have several positions still up for grabs in the runoffs.

Incumbent David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick are both on the ticket seeking the office of lieutenant governor.

Dan Branch and Ken Paxton are seeking the nomination for attorney general.

Tommy Merritt and Sid Miller are vying for the nomination to serve as commissioner of agriculture.

Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton are both hoping to take the nomination for railroad commissioner.

Patty Johnson, Republican party chair in Bee County, said that she expects to have some of the precincts consolidated for voting purposes; however, that has not been finalized. If it occurs, that information will be posted and provided to voters.

She reminded citizens that only those who voted in the Republican primary or did not vote at all can vote in the Republican primary runoff.

“If you voted in the Democratic primary, you cannot vote in the Republican runoff,” she said.

On the Democratic side, at least two candidates will be on that ballot.

Kesha Rogers will face David M. Alameel in the race for the Democratic nomination as U.S. senator.

This particular race has drawn attention because Rogers is running on a platform that she wants to impeach the president—also a Democrat.

If Rogers wins, she is not expected to receive support from her party because of her political activism.

Also on the ballot is Richard “Kinky” Friedman and Jim Hogan, both hoping to get the nod from the party in the race for agriculture commissioner.

Voters should not have cast a ballot in both primaries and cannot vote in both primary runoffs.

Jose Aliseda, the district attorney, wants voters to know that they may only vote once during an election.

In a primary election, they must choose to participate in either the Democrat or Republican primary election, but they may not vote in both. It is a third degree felony to participate in both.

If a voter did not vote in either primary, one may choose to participate in one or the other runoff election but not both.

In the November general election, eligible Bee Countians may vote for either the Republican or Democrat candidate for each position, but they vote only once.
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