Just a few hours left to vote early in Primary Runoff Election

Early voting is winding down as election officials prepare for the Primary Runoff Election next Tuesday.

So far 1,517 ballots including mail-in ballots have been cast during this early voting period in Angelina County.  Election officials say 102 Democratic ballots have been cast, while 1,415 Republican ballots are in.

As of noon Friday nearly 3,000 ballots had been cast including mail-ins in Nacogdoches County.  About 84 votes had been cast in the Democratic runoffs and about 2,674 ballots in the Republican runoffs.

If you want to vote early you have until 5 Friday afternoon to do so, otherwise, you will have to wait until next Tuesday.

The majority of runoff races are among Republican candidates including the race for U.S. Senate between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz.

Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst is leaning on the Republican party's old guard as he tries to secure a U.S. Senate nomination, earning an endorsement from Comptroller Susan Combs today. But tea party superstars nationwide are closing ranks around his primary opponent, Ted Cruz.

There is only one statewide Democratic runoff contest between Paul Sadler and Grady Yarbrough, the Democrats vying for the U.S. Senate post.

Incumbent Chuck Hopson and Nacogdoches attorney Travis Clardy are also on the ballot in a winner takes all contest for Texas State Representative District 11.

In Shelby County, Interim District Attorney Kenneth B. Florence finds himself in a runoff race against former DA and Stephen F. Austin State University professor Karren Price.

In Houston County Erin Ford outpaced the competition during the Republican May Primary now faces Jesse Stephens in the runoff for County Judge.

In Angelina County Republican Incumbent Belton Wayne Havard faces challenger Chad Wilson in a runoff match for Angelina County Constable Precinct 3.

Republican Ray Anthony had the most votes during the May Primary but not enough to avoid a runoff with Mark McLin for Angelina County Constable Precinct 4.

The runoff election is next Tuesday.  Polls will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.  You can get election results right here at KTRE.com and on KTRE's East Texas News.

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