Elections

Voters guide to May 22 primary runoff in Tarrant County and Texas

These are the candidates you’ll see on the Tarrant County primary runoff ballots in May

For the May 2018 Tarrant County primary runoff races, voters will be given a ballot with either Republican or Democratic candidates. Here are all of the races and candidates on both ballots.
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For the May 2018 Tarrant County primary runoff races, voters will be given a ballot with either Republican or Democratic candidates. Here are all of the races and candidates on both ballots.

Are you ready to head back to the polls this month?

It's time to resolve the races left up in the air from the March 6 primary.

Early voting runs through Friday and Election Day is Tuesday, May 22.

Here's a look at the races on the Republican and Democratic primary runoff ballots in Tarrant County.

Republican primary runoff: 6th Congressional District, Ron Wright, J.K. "Jake" Ellzey; 342nd District Judge, Pat Gallagher, Kimberly Fitzpatrick; Probate Court No. 1: Patricia Cole, Chris Ponder; County tax assessor-collector, Mike Snyder, Wendy Burgess; Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Christopher "Chris" Gregory, Jacquelyn Wright; and Justice of the Peace Precinct 6, Jason Charbonnet, Chris Garcia.

Democratic primary runoff: 6th Congressional District, Jana Lynne Sanchez, Ruby Faye Woolridge; 25th Congressional District, Chris Perri, Julie Oliver; Governor, Andrew White, Lupe Valdez; and Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Frieda Porter, Kenneth D. Sanders.

If you want to catch up on election news, here are some of the election stories the Star-Telegram has published this year:

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Heads up, voters

Election officials recommend that voters check on their polling places before heading out to vote, because several polling places for the runoff will be different from where people voted in the March 6 primary election, impacting about 127,000 voters. And they suggest that people review sample ballots online before heading to the polls as well.

Information about both can be found online at access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections.html.

Poll workers say it's not required for Texans to bring their voter registration cards to vote, but it is helpful. And voters must bring a photo ID with them to the polls.

State-approved photo IDs: Texas driver’s license, Texas Election Identification Certificate, Texas personal identification card, Texas license to carry a concealed handgun, U.S. military ID card with photo, U.S. citizenship certificate with photo and U.S. passport.

Anyone who doesn’t have one of those IDs, and can’t get one before voting, may show another form of identification and fill out a "reasonable impediment declaration."

Anyone with questions about the election should call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683. Voters statewide may call the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-252-VOTE.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley
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