Early voting runs May 16-20 for runoff elections

BURNET — The second round of the Republican and Democratic primaries gets rolling May 16 with early voting for the joint primary runoff election. Early voting runs through May 20 with election day May 24.
Several local and state races are on the ballot for Burnet and Llano counties. The winners of the runoffs will head for the Nov. 8 general election.

SEE ALSO: Voters in Burnet and Llano counties decide city and school board races

In Burnet County, Democrats have one statewide race on which to decide, while Republicans have several local and state races for which to cast their ballots.

The only Burnet County Democratic runoff is for the Texas Railroad Commissioner nomination between Grady Yarbrough and Cody Garrett.

On the GOP side, the runoff races are:

• Railroad commissioner — Gary Gates and Wayne Christian

• Place 2 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel

• Place 5 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Scott Walker and Brent Webster

• District 24 state senator — Dawn Buckingham and Susan King

• Burnet County Precinct 1 commissioner — Sam Cox and Jim Luther Jr.

• Burnet County Precinct 1 justice of the peace — Michael Horton and Roxanne Nelson

• Burnet County Precinct 3 commissioner — K. Linvel Baker and Billy Wall

• Burnet County Precinct 4 justice of the peace — Debbie Bindseil and Larry Berkman

Early voting locations in Burnet County are:

• Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet

• Burnet County Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

The two sites are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16-20.

In Llano County, Democratic voters only have the state race between Yarborough and Garrett for the Texas Railroad Commissioner nomination. Republicans have a few state and local races to consider.

The GOP races are:

• Railroad commissioner — Gary Gates and Wayne Christian

• Place 2 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Ray Wheless and Mary Lou Keel

• Place 5 Court of Criminal Appeals judge — Scott Walker and Brent Webster

• District 24 state senator — Dawn Buckingham and Susan King

• Llano County Precinct 3 commissioner — Mike Sandoval and Ron Wilson

The Llano County sheriff’s race between James Schilling and incumbent Sheriff Bill Blackburn is still on the ballot, but Schilling confirmed in April he had suspended his campaign for the nomination.

Early voting locations in Llano County are:

• Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 16-20

• Kingsland Branch Library, 125 E. Polk St. in Kingsland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16-20

• Horseshoe Bay Property Owners’ Association, 107 Twilight in Horseshoe Bay, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 16-20

Go to co.llano.tx.us for more information on the Llano County elections or burnetcountytexas.org for more on the Burnet County elections.

editor@thepicayune.com

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