Fort Bend County election: Who is running and where to vote early in primary runoff

Fort Bend County election: Who is running and where to vote early in primary runoff

Multiple races are still out following Fort Bend County’s March primaries. Early voting for the runoff elections will start May 16, and the polling locations have been approved by the Commissioners Court. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Multiple Fort Bend County races are still out following the March primaries. On April 26, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved the early voting polling locations for the primary runoff election. For the Democratic party, races include lieutenant governor, attorney general, commissioner of the General Land Office, comptroller of public accounts, county treasurer and county commissioner for Precinct 4. For the Republican party, races include attorney general, commissioner of the General Land Office and railroad commissioner. Early voting will occur May 16-20, and all sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election day is May 24.

The early voting locations are as follows:

Beasley City Hall

319 S. Third St., Beasley

Bowie Middle School

700 Plantation Drive, Richmond

Chasewood Clubhouse

7622 Chasewood Drive, Missouri City

Cinco Ranch Branch Library

2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy

Commonwealth Clubhouse

4330 Knightsbridge Blvd., Sugar Land

Four Corners Community Center

15700 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land

George Memorial Library

1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond

Great Oaks Baptist Church

7101 FM 2759, Richmond

Hightower High School

3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City

Jacks Conference Center

3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land

Jones Creek Ranch Park

7714 FM 359, Richmond

Kroger Riverstone

18861 University Drive, Sugar Land

Leaman Junior High

9320 Charger Way, Fulshear

Lost Creek Conference Center

3703 Lost Creek Blvd., Sugar Land

Meadows Place City Hall

1 Troyan Way, Meadows Place

Missouri City Visitors Center

1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City

Quail Valley Fund Office

3603 Glenn Lakes Lane, Missouri City

Reese Technical Center

12300 University Drive, Sugar Land

Road and Bridge (Needville)

3743 School St., Needville

Rosenberg Annex Building

4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg

Sienna Annex

5855 Sienna Springs Way, Missouri City

Sugar Land Branch Library

550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land

Tompkins High School

4400 Falcon Landing Blvd., Katy

A runoff election occurs when a candidate has received the most votes but not the majority, or more than 50% of the votes, according to Texas state law. In this case, the candidate who received the greatest number of votes will face off against the candidate who received the second-highest number of votes.

Texas is one of 10 states that have this rule, per the National Conference of State Legislatures. According to NCSL’s website, The runoff system was intended “to encourage candidates to broaden their appeal to a wider range of voters, to reduce the likelihood of electing candidates who are at the ideological extremes of a party, and to produce a nominee who may be more electable in the general election. Now that the South is solidly Republican, the same issues still hold true.”

Here are the Democratic and Republican candidates for each race as they appear on the sample ballot:

Democratic candidates

Lieutenant ggovernor

Mike Collier

Michelle Beckley

Attorney general

Joe Jaworski

Rochelle Mercedes Garza

Comptroller of public accounts

Angel Luis Vega

Janet T. Dudding

Commissioner of the General Land Office

Jay Kleberg

Sandragrace Martinez

County treasurer

Qaisar Q. Imam

Albert Tibbs

County commissioner, Precinct 4

Neeta Sane

Dexter L. McCoy

County chair

Allison Drew

Cynthia Ginyard

Republican candidates

Attorney general

George P. Bush

Ken Paxton

Commissioner of the General Land Office

Dawn Buckingham

Tim Westley

Railroad commissioner

Wayne Christian

Sarah Stogner

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