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Primary run-off election is today, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Today is Primary Run-off Election Day, as polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are statewide run-offs in the Republican and Democratic Parties. Locally, there’s one local run-off race, in San Augustine County between Steve Bryan and David McEachern for the Republican Party Pct. 4 Commissioner position. Bryan had 138 votes to 128 for McEarchern in a four-person field in the March 4 Primary.


The state-wide Republican Party run-offs include the nominee for lieutenant governor between incumbent David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick, state railroad commission nominee between Wayne Christian and Ryan Sitton; attorney general between Ken Paxton and Dan Branch; and state agriculture commissioner Sid Miller and Tommy Merritt.


Democratic state-wide run-offs include U.S. Senate as Kesha Rogers faces off with David Alameel; and commissioner of agriculture as Kinky Friedman takes on Jim Hogan.


A reminder: If you voted in a party primary, you can only vote in that same party’s runoff”.  If you did not vote in the March 4 Primary you may still vote and can vote in the runoff election for either party.


Today’s polling places have been combined in most precincts. In Shelby County: Precincts 1 N, 1 SO, 1 SE, 1 SW, 1W, and 2 at Center Church of Christ; Precincts 3, 4, 6, 7 in Shelbyville at First Baptist Church; Precinct 5 at Joaquin First United Methodist Church; Precinct 8 at Tenaha First United Methodist Church; and Precincts 9 N, 9 S at Texas State Bank in Timpson.


San Augustine County polling locations Tuesday: Precinct 1 at San Augustine High School Gym Lobby; Precincts 2, 5, 11: Reed Chapel Baptist Church, in San Augustine; Precinct 3, 6, 7, 8  at the Senior Citizens Building, in San Augustine; Precinct 4 at First United Methodist Church in San Augustine; Precinct 9 at Long Pines Baptist Church, Hwy 83 @ old FM 705 and Precinct 10 at Chinquapin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.


 Remember you must have your ID in order to vote.

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