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Voting May 22nd? Here's What You Need to Know

Hundreds of voters are expected to turnout on Tuesday to decide a handful of judicial races and one statewide race, which were sent to runoffs. If you plan to vote tomorrow, here are the details you need to know:

What is the date of the election?

Tuesday, May 22nd

What am I voting for?

Voters in Potter County can either choose to vote Republican and decide three different judicial races or vote in the Democratic primary runoff and vote in the race for governor. The only contested race in Randall County is the Democratic race for governor.

Can I vote in whichever runoff I want?

Maybe. It depends on whether you voted in the March 6th primary. If you voted on March 6th, you must vote in the runoff for the party you selected in March, or choose not to vote at all in the primary. If you did not vote on March 6th, you may choose to vote in either runoff.

If I vote in the Republican or Democratic runoff, does that mean I am committed to vote for that party in November?

No. You can vote for whichever candidates you choose in November.

What do I need to take to vote?

If you plan to vote, you need to present a valid photo identification. If you do not have a photo ID, you can still vote but you must present a supporting form of ID. All types of accepted ID's and supporting ID's can be found here: http://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html

When do polls open?

7am.

When do polls close?

7pm, but you may still vote if you are in line by 7pm.

When will we know a result?

We will likely get the first batch of results around 8pm. Final results are usually turned in around 10pm locally. However, we may have to wait until later in the evening, or perhaps even Wednesday morning, for full statewide results.

Photo by MarketWatch

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