Early voting begins for May 22 primary runoff


On the Republican ticket, County Commissioner Precinct 2 incumbent Charlie Riley is up against Greg Parker.

A process which, locally in Gaines County, includes only one contested race - the Democratic nomination for Texas Governor.

The May 22 runoff election process is open to Gaines County Democrats who participated in the March 6 party primary election process, and those local residents who did not participate in the early March election. In North Texas, voters will choose both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Congressman Joe Barton's seat, and decide the Republican candidate vying for Jeb Hensarling's spot in Congress. Voters will also choose the Democratic challenger to take on Dallas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions. White is the son of former Texas Governor Mark White and has never held public office. Mike Toth and Donna Davidson are running for the Republican party nominee in November for Justice, Place 6 on the Texas third Court of Appeals. The remainder went to other candidates. Only residents of Precinct 4 can vote in that race.

Historically, fewer voters return to the polls in a runoff election. The primary runoff election day is Tuesday, May 22, from 7 a.m. -7 p.m.

Polling locations can be found on the Nueces County website.