Early voting begins for April 8 runoffs

March 31, 2008 10:30:27 AM PDT
Starting today, voters can start helping narrow down the field for the general election in November.Early voting gets underway today in the Democratic and Republican Primary runoff elections taking place April 8.

In Harris County, voters will decide ten political contests in which no candidate received over 50 percent of the vote in the March 4 Primary.

That includes one race being watched closely -- the Republican race for district attorney. Kelly Siegler and Pat Lykos are going head to head. The winner will face democratic candidate former Police Chief CO Bradford.

Former Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal stepped down after racist and sexist emails were found on his county computer. Last week, he was found in contempt of court, and ordered to pay a fine.

Two Republicans are fighting it out for a chance at Tom DeLay's old seat, District 22. Former Houston City Council Member Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is up against Pete Olson. The winner will take on the incumbent, Democrat Nick Lampson in November.

Registered voters who did not vote on March 4 can vote in either of the run-off elections -- Democrat or Republican -- but not both. If you did vote on March 4, you must stick with the same party.

Early voting runs from today to April 4 from 7am to 7pm. Early voting sites have been set up throughout our area. Select your county from below to get early voting dates and locations.

  • Harris County election information
  • State of Texas election information
  • Galveston County election information
  • Fort Bend County election information
  • Montgomery County election information
  • Brazoria County election information
  • Grimes County election information
  • The general election is November 4.

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