The Democratic Primary Runoff is May 22, 2018. Early voting starts Monday, May 14 and runs through Friday, May 18.
What is a runoff? A primary election chooses the representatives from each party for the general election in November. The run-off allows voters a second chance to select the top two vote getters in races where no candidate achieved 50% of the vote in the primary.
Texas is a “semi-open” primary state. You can choose to vote in either primary, but you can only vote in one—the Democratic or the other guys. To vote in the runoff, you must have either not voted in either primary, or vote in the same as you did in March.
Democratic Party May 22, 2018 Primary Run-Off Candidates
|Office Sought||Ballot Position||Name||Votes||%|
|U.S. Representative District 3||TBD||Sam Johnson||8,943||28.7%|
|U.S. Representative District 32||TBD||Colin Allred||15,442||38.5%|
|Congress District Map
|Precinct Chair Pct 131||TBD||Marsha McCoy||111||48.5%|
|TBD||Beatriz M. McKnight||91||39.7%|
Click here to see the full list of our general election candidates.
Am I registered to vote? You can check your voter registration status here.
Where and when do I vote? Early voting begins Monday, May 14. In Collin County, you can vote at ANY open polling location both during early voting and on election day. Poll times vary during Early Voting. You can go here for a complete list of poll locations and times during Early Voting.
Polls are on Election Day are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Here is the list of Election Day polling locations.
What do I need to bring to the polls? You need your voter registration card and an approved form of photo ID. This link is to the Collin County Election Administrator’s website. This is the official information regarding voter ID laws. You can also bring with you a sample ballot. We highly recommend printing and completing a sample ballot to take with you to the polls. This gives you an opportunity to research the candidates before stepping into the voting booth and choosing which candidates you wish to elect. It can help speed your voting process and make sure you are voting for your informed choices.
If you have ANY issues voting, please stop out of the voting center and call our office (972) 578-1483. DO NOT leave the voting center premises. You should NOT be turned away from voting.
Absentee & By-Mail Voting: All currently registered voters of Collin County are eligible to request and receive a by-mail ballot if any of the following conditions prevents them from either voting in-person during the early voting period or on election day:
- Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and election day. The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
- 65 years of age or older
- Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony
The request must state the address at which you are registered to vote, one of the above conditions for requesting a ballot, the address to which you want the ballot mailed, and your signature. If the ballot is not to be mailed outside the County and not to the address at which you are registered, you must give an explanation as to the address such as nursing home, hospital, etc. Applications must be received by this office no later than close of business on the 11th day before election day. All voted ballots that are returned on or before 7PM on Election Day will be counted. Those received by 5PM the next business day after Election Day may be counted if they are postmarked by 7PM Election Day.
To request an absentee ballot, download and print the Absentee Ballot Application and complete the application. The Application for Ballot By Mail can be faxed to 972-547-1996, emailed to email@example.com or you can mail the completed application to:
Collin County Early Voting Clerk
2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75069
Overseas citizens and members of the U.S. military are eligible to use a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request a by-mail ballot. FPCA Applications are available from U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and from the voting rights officer at each military installation. For more information go to www.FVAP.gov. For marked ballot deadlines, please go to www.votetexas.gov/military-overseas-voters/index.html.
Special conditions are available for persons who become hospitalized or suffer a death in the family after the close of the regular application deadline.
Voting with disabilities: The Collin County Election Administrator, Bruce Sherbet, believes strongly in everyone having good access to voting. You can find information for voters with disabilities here. Additional information can be found here.