Ready, set, vote in the May Primary Elections

It is Election Day, which means it is time for you to decide which candidate you want to represent you in various local, state and federal offices.

Almost every county in the KTRE viewing area has a big sheriff's race to decide.

In Angelina County, Republicans Allen Hill and Greg Sanches are after the nomination.  The winner will face Democrat Jim Hodges in the November General Election.  Incumbent Sheriff Kent Henson is not seeking re-election.

In Nacogdoches County, longtime Sheriff Thomas Kerss has drawn a Republican Primary challenger, Constable Jason Bridges.  The winner of the Primary gets the job because there is no Democratic nominee.

San Augustine County Sheriff David Smith has an opponent in the Democratic Primary.  Voters must choose between Smith and his Democratic challenger, Robert Cartwright.  The winners takes all because there is no Republican nominee.

Trinity County Constable Woody Wallace is waiting to see which Democrat he will face in the sheriff's race this fall.  Incumbent Sheriff Ralph Montemayor, Sr. faces Don Fisher in the Primary.  The winner advances to the General Election in November.

Shelby County voters have a long list of locally contested races to decide, including the sheriff's contest.  There are four sheriff contenders in the Republican Primary, Josh Tipton, Willis B. Blackwell, Joey Haley, Troy J. Massey.  The winner will take on Incumbent Newton Johnson, Jr. in the November General Election.  Johnson is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary.

Polls open at 7 Tuesday morning.  Election officials remind you to take your voter registration card, driver's license, or some form of valid identification.  "Your voter registration card will show you which precinct you're in.   If you have any questions, you can call the voter registration office and we'll give you that information," Seth Hopkins, Records Clerk and Election Assistant.

Voters will also be selecting their Primary nominees for President, U-S Senate, State Representatives, State Senate, a host of court positions, as well as, local races like District Attorney, County Commissioners, County Judge, Constable, Justice of the Peace, and Tax Assessor-Collector.

Polls close at 7 Tuesday night.  You can follow election coverage throughout the evening here at, and during the East Texas News at 10.  You can also join conversations on KTRE's Facebook and Twitter.

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