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From The News-Courier staff—
The deadline to register to vote in the July 14 runoff elections is Monday, June 15. Early voting is scheduled for June 20 through July 10.
Individuals eligible to register to vote must be a U.S. citizen; a resident of the county in which they submit the application; 18 years old by election day; not a convicted felon; and have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated.
To confirm voter registration status, select one of three methods: driver’s license, unique identifier card or first and last names.
Republican voters will decide between Josh Winegarten and Ronny Jackson to replace the retiring Mac Thornberry for the 13th District U.S. Representative seat while Democrats choose between Greg Sagan and Gus Trujillo to determine who runs against the Republican winner.
In the March 3 election, Winegarten garnered 41 percent of the vote compared to 21 percent for Jackson. Trujillo edged Sagan with 42 percent of the votes compared to Sagan’s 36 percent.
Hegar, the former Air Force helicopter pilot backed by national Democrats, clearly established herself as the leading vote recipient in the 12-way primary with 22% of the vote. However, it was not clear until the next day that West, a Dallas-area state senator, was the runner-up with 14.5 percent as Cristina Tzintum Ramirez followed closely at 13.2%.
In run-off elections, voters must cast their ballots for the same party as they did in the primary. It is not until the general election that voters do not have to declare a party prior to voting and can vote across party lines.