Monday marks the beginning of early voting for the 2020 Texas primary runoffs.

Democrats and Republicans in Galveston County and across Texas will vote in races to decide who will be on ballots during general elections in November.

Voting will look different this year because of precautions around COVID-19.

Early voting ends on July 10. The final primary election day is July 14.

WHEN DOES VOTING TAKE PLACE?

Early voting locations will be open at the following time:

• Monday, June 29, to Thursday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Sunday, July 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT?

Democratic Party Runoff Elections:

U.S. SENATOR

Royce West

Mary “MJ” Hegar

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Chrysta Castañeda

Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo

JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 7

Cheri Thomas

Tamika “Tami” Craft

Republican Party Runoff Elections

JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 5

Terry Adams

James Lombardino

WHO CAN VOTE?

To vote in the runoff, a person must be properly registered to vote and present a valid photo identification at the polling location.

People who voted in the March 3 primary election can cast a ballot in the runoff election for the party they voted for in that election.

People who did not vote in the March primary can choose which runoff to vote in.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Some buildings with voting locations may require voters to take special precautions, such as wearing masks, to enter the location where the voting takes place, according to the county election office. The rules vary by voting location.

Voters will be asked to vote using a cotton swab on the county’s voting machines, and election workers will be given personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to sanitize voting areas. Machines also have been positioned at least 6 feet apart, and distance markers have been placed on the floors at voting locations.

Curbside voting is available at every county voting location. To vote at the curb, call the county election office at 409-770-5108 when you arrive at the polls. The election office will arrange for a person to come outside with the mobile voting system.

VOTING LOCATIONS

Galveston County operates a countywide voting system. A qualified voter can cast a ballot at any of the following locations.

• Galveston County Courthouse (Commissioners’ Court)

722 21st St., Galveston

• Joe Faggard Community Center

1750 state Highway 87, Port Bolivar

• MUD 12 Building, 2nd Floor

2929 state Highway 6, Hitchcock

• West County Building

11730 state Highway 6, Santa Fe

• Nessler Center, Surf Room

2010 5th Ave. N., Texas City

• La Marque Community Room

1109 Bayou Road, Suite B, La Marque

• Dickinson Community Center

2714 state Highway 3, Dickinson

• North County Annex, Room 142

174 Calder Road, League City

• Bacliff Volunteer Fire Department

600 Grand Ave., Bacliff

• Kemah Community Center

800 Harris Ave., Kemah

• Friendswood Library, Community Room

416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(1) comment

Carlos Ponce

I voted early today about 10:30am in the County West Building on Highway 6. No long lines, I was the only one there. No inclement weather, nobody asking for "curbside voting". Took me less than a minute. The lady who gave me my voting "ticket" was knitting. I was the 9th person to vote today at that location.

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