Voters will make the final call in Democratic and Republican primary races that were left undecided after the March 1 election.
In crowded primary elections in which no candidate won more than 50% of votes, the two candidates with the most votes will appear on the ballot for the runoff.
The runoff winners will become their party’s pick for the November general election, during which they’ll face the candidate from the opposing party and possible Libertarian, Green Party and independent candidates.
This year, 50 primary races are headed to runoffs. This includes statewide races for the elected offices of Texas attorney general, lieutenant governor, land commissioner, comptroller and railroad commissioner.
Voters may also see runoff elections for representatives for their districts in the Texas House, Texas Senate, State Board of Education and Congress. Find the races on your ballot here.
Who can vote in the runoffs?
If you voted in the March 1 primary, you can cast your vote only in runoff races for the same party.
“If you vote in, say, the Democratic Party primary, you have to vote in the Democratic Party’s primary runoff. You can’t switch to the Republican runoff,” said Sam Taylor, a spokesperson for the Texas secretary of state’s office.
If you didn’t vote in the March primaries this year, you can choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican runoffs but must be registered to vote 30 days before the election, which is by the April 25 deadline.
If you voted in March, you remain registered, but make sure your address is up to date.