State and local runoff elections on May 24 ballot

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — While much of the election attention has turned to the presidential race at the top of the tickets, Texas and Highland Lakes voters still have some decisions to make for the Democratic and Republican nominations.

Both parties are holding runoff elections May 24 to finalize nominations for the Nov. 8 general election. Early voting ran through May 20.

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

The Burnet County polling sites for the joint Democratic-Republican runoff are:

• Voting Precincts 1, 5, 7, 8 and 11 — First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Drive in Burnet

• Voting Precinct 9 — Highland Haven Community Center, 118 Blackbird Drive in Highland Haven

• Voting Precincts 2, 13, 14 and 17 — Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet

• Voting Precincts 6 and 20 — Church of Christ, 711 Broadway in Marble Falls

• Voting Precincts 10 and 12 — Bertram Free Library, 170 N. Gabriel St. in Bertram

• Voting Precincts 3 and 19 — County Courthouse Annex, 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway in Marble Falls

• Voting Precincts 15 and 16 — Briggs Community Center, 215 Loop 308 in Briggs

• Voting Precinct 18 — Granite Shoals Fire Station, 8410 RR 1431 West in Granite Shoals

• Voting Precinct 4 — Spicewood Community Center, 7901 CR 404 in Spicewood

All polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In Llano County, Democratic voters only have the state race between Yarborough and Garrett for the Texas Railroad Commissioner nomination.

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 suspended his campaign for the nomination.

The May 24 runoff polling location for Llano County Democrats is the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano. This is for all the nine voting precincts for Democrats.

For Republican voters in Llano County, polling locations are:

• Precincts 101 and 410 — Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie in Llano

• Precincts 204 and 205 — Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261 in Buchanan Dam

• Precincts 307, 108 and 203 — Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk St. in Kingsland

• Precincts 102 and 109 — Horseshoe Bay City Hall, #1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay

All polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Go to co.llano.tx.us or call (325) 247-5425 for more information regarding the Llano County elections. And go to burnetcountytexas.org or call (512) 715-5288 for more information on the Burnet County elections.

editor@thepicayune.com

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