Election Day in Texoma

By: From Staff & Wire Reports Email
By: From Staff & Wire Reports Email

It's Election Day in Texas and Oklahoma, and we have all the information you need to cast your ballot. Texas will hold its closed primary elections, and special elections are being held across Oklahoma today. Their primary election is scheduled for June 24.

Surprises and runoffs are likely ahead in Tuesday's primary elections that will begin a major reshuffling of political power in Texas.

Republican George P. Bush on Monday sought to boost conservative turnout in El Paso by telling supporters that President Barack Obama is the real opponent this election year. He called Democratic gubernatorial challenger Wendy Davis an "ideological soulmate" of Obama.

The 37-year-old Bush is running for land commissioner and is considered a heavy favorite to win this November.

Other statewide races are more competitive and could be headed for runoffs. That includes the one for lieutenant governor, where Republican David Dewhurst hasn't been able to separate from three prominent challengers.

On the local level, the top job in Grayson and Cooke counties is up for grabs in today's primary. County Judges Drue Bynum and John Roane, respectively, are not seeking re-election.

Former Sherman mayor Bill Magers, county treasurer Trent Bass, former county commissioner Gene Short, and Whitesboro engineer Jim Maddock are running in Grayson County. Many expect the race to advance to a runoff May 27. In Cooke County, the candidates are Jason Brinkley, Aaron Smith, and Byron Berry.

Meteorologists warn that cold and icy weather Tuesday morning could make driving to the polls difficult in some areas of Texas. As of this post, all polling places in Texoma are open today.

In Oklahoma, key school bond measures are on the ballot for Coalgate and Marietta voters. Ada and Ardmore will elect a new city councilor.

HELPFUL ELECTION LINKS:

Where to Vote in Grayson County

Grayson Co. Democratic Sample Ballot

Grayson Co. Republican Sample Ballot

Information for Fannin Co. Voters

Information for Cooke Co. Voters

Information for Lamar Co. Voters

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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