Runoff Election - Republican & Democratic Primaries

May 21, 2014

The Republican and Democratic Primary Runoff Elections will be held in Victoria County as a joint election on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Thirty-six polling locations, operating as VoteCenters, will open from 7 am to 7 pm. Any registered voter in Victoria County may cast their ballot at any of the VoteCenters on Election Day. You will need to have an approved Photo ID to vote.

Early Voting in Person continues this week through Friday. Thursday hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm and Friday the hours will be 7 am to 7 pm. Friday is the last day of early voting in person.

Early Voting by Mail ballots have all been delivered to qualified voters. Mail ballots must be returned by common or contract carrier no later than 7 pm on Election Day.

The runoff election for both parties includes state-wide races. The Republicans are voting on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture and Railroad Commissioner. The Democrats are voting on United States Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture. Each of the winners in these races will represent their respect parties in the November General Election.

It is very important to participate in every election. The lieutenant governor is considered one of the most powerful positions in the state. The U.S. Senator from Texas has always been one of the more prestigious positions in Washington. As Victoria is an agricultural community, the commissioner of agriculture has much influence on our local economy. The railroad commissioner doesn't deal so much with railroads as with oil & gas, another very important economic factor in our daily lives. The top law enforcement office of the state is the attorney general. It is only through your participating in the election that the candidates for November can be chosen.

A change in polling location has been approved by the Commissioners' Court for Victoria County. The precinct 16 polling location will now be in the Nelson-Buchholz Residence located at 1499 San Antonio River Road. Any voter stopping by, from any precinct in the county, will be able to cast their ballot.

For more information contact the Elections Office at 576-0124 or elections@vctx.org.