Early voting begins next week in July 14 primary runoff election

Early voting for the primary runoff elections begins next Monday, June 29, and runs through Thursday, July 9.
Election Day is Tuesday, July 14.
The runoff races are the result of contests in the March 3 primary election where no candidate exceeded 50 percent of the vote. The candidates who came in first and second in those primary elections advanced to the runoff election, with the winners set for the general election in November.
Medina County residents will see both federal and state runoffs on the ballot.

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Congressional offices
Voters will choose either Mary “MJ” Hegar or Royce West to be the Democratic candidate to take on Republican incumbent John Cornyn in the U.S. Senate election.
Tony Gonzales and Raul Reyes face off to become the Republican candidate for the U.S. House Texas District 23 race. The winner will face Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones.
Statewide offices
Democrats Roland Gutierrez and Xochil Pena Rodriguez are vying for the right to take on Republican incumbent Pete Flores in the Texas Senate District 19 election.
Additionally, Democrats Roberto Alonzo and Chrysta Castaneda face off for the right to take on Republic nominee James Wright for a spot on the Railroad Commission.
Where to vote
Polling places include the Precinct 4 annex at 317 Hwy. 132 N. in Devine; the Precinct 2 annex at 8406 FM 471 S. in Castroville; and the Medina County elections office at 1202 14th St. in Hondo.
The Mico Volunteer Fire Department, located at 7121 CR 271 in Mico, will also be open for voting only on Election Day, July 14.
Medina County residents may vote at any polling location.
Early voting is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm June 29-30, July 1-2, and July 6, 8, and 10. Extended early voting hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm is July 7 and 9.
Election Day voting is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Safety measures
Voters are encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before entering voting areas, and to wear face masks. Maintaining six feet of physical distance from others is also encouraged.
A disposable stylus will be provided to mark ballots.
Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is encouraged to vote curbside. For curbside voting assistance, please call 830-741-6009.
By Marly Davis
Staff Writer

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