Early voting in the May 22 primary election runoff is officially over, with the final chance to vote on Election Day this Tuesday. Several national and local primaries will be decided with the results of the runoff.
Winners of the runoff will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
Voting on Tuesday will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various locations across the state.
By the end of early voting Friday, there were 6,460 ballots cast in Bell County, 1,853 ballots cast in Coryell County and 1,887 ballots cast in Lampasas County.
Perhaps the biggest race in the area, the Republican primary race for House District 54, is one of the many races to be decided Tuesday. Incumbent Rep. Scott Cosper, of Killeen, is facing off against Dr. Brad Buckley, a Killeen veterinarian who lives in Salado.
For more information on House District 54 race, visit kdhnews.com/centerforpolitics.
U.S. District 31
The Democratic challenger to U.S. District 31 Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, will also be decided Tuesday night.
Democrat Mary Jennings “M.J.” Hegar, of Cedar Park, an Air Force veteran and author, will face off against Dr. Christine Eady Mann of Cedar Park, a family physician.
District 31 encompasses a section of the Interstate 35 corridor, Killeen and most of Fort Hood.
U.S. District 25
Two Austin Democrats in the runoff are vying for the nomination to run against incumbent Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, who was unopposed in March’s primary.
Criminal defense attorney Chris Perri — one of five Democrats in the primary — will face attorney and medical professional Julie Oliver.
The race for Bell County commissioner Precinct 2 also went to the runoff election.
Republican incumbent Tim Brown is facing Bobby Whitson in the Tuesday election.
Brown has been a county commissioner for six terms. He blamed leadership at the Texas Legislature for a large amount of unfunded mandates.
He said in an interview with the Herald in March that county growth, road maintenance, restricting the size of county government and unfunded mandates from the state are among his top priorities.
Whitson is the president of the Greater Central Texas Federal Credit Union, and said that his experience as a banker gives him a unique vantage point.
There were several close races in the county in March, and three went into the runoff election.
The county judge, district clerk and county treasurer races all have runoffs.
In the county judge race, Janice Gray is facing off against Roger Miller.
The district clerk race is another that will see a runoff election. Becky Moore is running against Jeremy Pruitt.
The third runoff election will be for county treasurer. Randi McFarlin is facing Cindy Hitt for the position.
Three Lampasas races will also be facing runoffs. Still to be decided are Republican nominations for district judge, Precinct 2 county commissioner and district clerk.
Larry W. Allison and Randy Hoyer will compete in a runoff election for the county judge’s seat.
Jamie Smart and Ron Farr will have a runoff election for the Precinct 2 county commissioner seat.
Edith Wagner Harrison and Trina Wykes Hudson will compete in a runoff election for the position of district clerk.
Election Day Polling Locations:
101, 102, 103, 113 Belton Nazarene Church, 1701 Sparta Road, Belton
104 Morgan’s Point Fire Dept., 6 Lake Forest Drive, Morgan’s Point Resort,
105 Bliss Community Center, 109 South Evans, Little River-Academy
107, 108 Kuhlman Civic Center, 100 West Travis St., Holland
106, 109, 110 Fire Station #1, 3800 Westcliff Road Killeen
111 J.W. Sims Community Center, 408 North 10th St., Nolanville
201, 202, 209 Harker Heights Parks & Rec. Center, 307 Millers Crossing, Harker Heights
203 Salado Church of Christ Activities Center 225 N. Church St., Salado
204, 205 Marlboro Heights Baptist Church, 800 Rev Abercrombie Drive, Killeen
206, 207, 208, 210 Grace Christian Center, 1401 E. Elms Road, Killeen
301 Troy Community Center, 201 E. Main Troy
302, 303, 315 VFW Post 1820, 3204 Airport Road, Temple
305, 313, 314 Trinity Lutheran Church, 2016 Marlandwood Road, Temple
304, 306, 307 Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central, Temple
308, 317 First Church of the Nazarene, 5000 S. 31st St., Temple
309, 310 St. Joseph Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 20220 FM 485, Burlington
311 First Baptist Church Moffat, 13929 Moffat Road, Temple
312 First Baptist Church of Rogers, 5 Prairie, Rogers
401, 413 Fire Station #9, 5400 Bunny Trail, Killeen
404, 408 Fire Station #5, 905 W. Jasper Road, Killeen
402, 409 Southwest Bell Fire Department, 258 Triple 7 Trail, Killeen
405, 412 Robert M. Shoemaker High School, 3302 Clear Creek Road, Killeen
406, 410 Fire Department Support Facility, 114 W. Ave. D, Killeen
Gatesville Civic Center, 303 Veterans Memorial Loop, Gatesville
Evant City Hall, 598 E. Highway 84, Evant
Turnersville Community Center, 8115 FM 182, Turnersville
Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Ave. B, Copperas Cove
Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove
Lampasas New Covenant Church
1604 Central Texas Expressway, Lampasas
First Baptist Church in Kempner, Texas
11915 E. Highway 190, Kempner
JP 2 Office Lometa
104 N. 4th St., Lometa