By Emily Banks Wooten
Early voting begins Monday for the May 24 runoff elections and will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three different locations – the Polk County Judicial Center, the Onalaska Sub-Courthouse and the Sechrevst Webster Community Center in Corrigan.
The Polk County Judicial Center is located at 101 W. Mill St. in Livingston. The Onalaska Sub-Courthouse is located at 14111 U.S. Hwy. 190 West in Onalaska. The Sechrest Webster Community Center is located at 100 W. Front St. in Corrigan.
Local races that will be on the Republican ballot include the race for Precinct 4 Commissioner between Jason Richardson and Jerry Cassity and the race for precinct chair, Precinct 1, between Traci Barham and Monica Richardson. There are no local races on the Democratic ballot.
Statewide races on the Republican ballot include the races for attorney general, commissioner of the General Land Office and railroad commissioner. Ken Paxton and George P. Bush are vying for attorney general; Tim Westley and Dawn Buckingham are vying for commissioner of the General Land Office; and Wayne Christian and Sarah Stogner are vying for railroad commissioner.
Statewide races on the Democratic ballot include the races for lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller of public accounts and commissioner of the General Land Office. Michelle Beckley and Mike Collier are vying for lieutenant governor; Joe Jaworski and Rochelle Mercedes Garza are vying for attorney general; Janet T. Dudding and Angel Luis Vega are vying for comptroller of public accounts; and Sandragrace Martinez and Jay Kleberg are vying for commissioner of the General Land Office.