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Window for Early Voting in Amarillo Runoffs Shorter than Primary Voting

If you plan to vote in the May 22nd Republican or Democratic runoff in Amarillo, you will have less time to cast your ballot than you did during the regular primary season.

According to dates from the Potter County Elections Administration, voters will have a single week of early voting during the May 22nd runoff, along with the chance to vote on election day. During the runoff, early voting will run from May 14th through May 18th. Runoff election day is May 22nd.

Voters across Texas will be experienced the shortened window during the runoff, due to the election schedule released by the State of Texas. During the March 6th primary season, voters were afforded about two weeks to early vote.

In Potter County, Republicans will be deciding three judicial contests. Pamela Sirmon and Steven Denny are vying for the 320th District Judge spot, Len Walker and Walt Weaver are facing off for Potter County Court at Law #1, and Wade Overstreet and Matt Hand are squaring off for the Potter County Court at Law #2 seat. Randall County Republicans will face no runoffs, as no local or statewide contests went to a runoff.

Meanwhile, in both Potter and Randall County, Democrats are choosing between Houston businessman Andrew White and former Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez for governor.

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