What You Need To Know to Vote In the Texas Primary Runoffs

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs begins May 14 and continues through Friday May 18. Election Day is may 22nd.

West Texas voters will choose between a slew of races: the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott, the Democratic candidate that will face Rep. Will Hurd in the fall, and more contenders for the midterm elections this fall.

Before you cast your ballot, you’ll need to make sure you’re registered to vote. You can do that here. 

Now that you’ve done that, use our Texas Decides voter guide to help you see what will be on your ballot. Just enter address, pick the party primary you’re voting in and voila!  

Now, here’s a list of some of the policing location in counties throughout West Texas.

Brewster County

Brester County has several early voting locations, and a handful of remote polling locations. You can vote early at most of these locations from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18. The time each polling location will be open varies.

Judge Val Clark Beard Complex

  • 203 N. 7th St.
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Remote Early Voting – Red Pattillo Community Center

  • 53633 Highway 118
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Remote Early Voting – Panther Junction Conference Room

  • Big Bend National Park
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Remote Early Voting – Marathon Community Center

  • 2nd and Avenue E
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ector County

Ector County has 5 early voting locations. You can vote early at any of these locations from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18. The time each polling location will be open varies.

Ector County Courthouse Annex

  •  1010 E. 8th St
  •  7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

MCH Primary Care

  • 6030 W. University Blvd.
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

West Lake Hardware Store

  • 4652 East University Blvd.
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Odessa College Sports Center

  • 201 W. University Blvd.
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Family Health Center

  • 840 W. Clements
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jeff Davis County

Jeff Davis County has 1 early voting location. You can vote early at this location from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18.

District and County Clerk’s office

  • 111 N. Front St.
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Midland County

Midland County has 5 early voting locations. You can vote early at any of these locations from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18. The time each polling location will be open varies.

Elections Office – County Annex Building 

  •  2110 North A Street
  •  7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 Centennial Library 

  • 2503 W. Loop 250 N
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cogdell Learning Center

  • 211 W. Florida Avenue
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fellowship Community Church 

  • 5206 N. Midland Dr.
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Manor Park (Cowden Clubhouse)

  • 5212 Sinclair Avenue
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Presidio County

Presidio County has 2 early voting locations. You can vote early at any of these locations from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Presidio County Courthouse

  • 301 N. Highland St., Marfa, Texas

Presidio Annex

  • 300 O’Reilly, Presidio, Texas
  • 5212 Sinclair Avenue
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Upton County

Upton County has 2 early voting locations. You can vote early at any of these locations from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18. The time each polling location will be open varies on what day you vote this week.

Rankin Annex

  • 1000 N. Rankin St.
  • 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday and Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

McCamey Annex

  • 108 W. 5th St.
  • 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Monday and Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

What to bring to Vote

After a judge ruled the Texas 2011 voter ID law discriminatory, Texas scaled back on its voter ID requirements. The acceptable forms of ID now are:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented at the polling place.

If you don’t have any of the above forms of ID and there was a reasonable impediment or difficulty obtaining one, the following supporting forms of ID can be presented:

  • Copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate
  • Copy of or original current utility bill
  • Copy of or original bank statement
  • Copy of or original government check
  • Copy of or original paycheck
  • Copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).

After presenting a supporting form of ID, you’ll have to sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration. Learn more about voter ID.

Voting by mail

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Friday, May 11. It has to be received by your county clerk’s office by that date. According to the Secretary of State’s office, you can apply if:

  • You are 65 years or older.
  • You are disabled.
  • You will be out of the county on Election Day and during the period for early voting in person.
  • You are in jail, but otherwise eligible.

Once you have received your ballot in the mail, complete it and send it to the return address indicated. Your completed ballot has to be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 if the carrier envelope is not postmarked. If it is postmarked by 7 p.m. Tuesday, it will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

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