Runoff election scheduled


While the March primary election essentially settled local races for county sheriff and Precinct 1 commissioner, there are several state-level races that will need to be decided in a runoff election.

County Election Administrator Earl Parker has set May 24 as the date.

Races needing to be decided in a runoff in Madison County are:

•Railroad Commissioner, Democratic nomination, between Cody Garrett of Austin and Grady Yarbrow of Flint;

•Railroad Commissioner, Republican nomination, between Wayne Christian of Center and Gary Gates of Rosenberg;

•Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 2 Republican nomination between Mary Lou Keel of Houston and Ray Wheless of McKinney;

•Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Place 5 Republican nomination between Brent Webster of Austin and Scott Walker of Dallas.

Persons eligible for annual application for mail ballots may contact the office of Election Administrator if they have not submitted an application for 2016 early voting.

Parker set the lone early voting precinct, which begins May 16 and ends May 20, at the Madison County Courthouse Room 108. Voting will be held those days between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Election Day will be Tuesday, May 24 at these precincts:

•Vote Center One: Midway Community Center, 5612 School Loop. Contact Lance Ferguson, (936) 348-7378.

•Vote Center Two: Elwood Baptist Church: 14527 OSR, Midway.

•Vote Center Three: Courthouse Room 108: 101 W. Main St: Madisonville.

•Vote Center Four: North Zulch Elementary School Parenting Center, 11390 Fifth St., North Zulch.

Voting will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. that day.

For information, contact Earl Parker at (936) 349-0132.