Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Early voting starts today for primary runoff election


Voters will once again head to the polls beginning today, May 20, to cast their ballots in three Republican runoff races: Hood County Republican Party Chair, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 and Precinct 112 Chair.

In Texas, runoffs are triggered when neither candidate in a primary election meets the required number of votes for victory, as the threshold is set at a majority — 50% of the votes plus one.

Candidates Zachary Maxwell and Greg S. Harrell will vie for the title of Party Chairman, after Harrell received 5,340 votes (46.13%) and Maxwell garnered 4,229 votes (36.5%) during the primary election March 5. Candidate Melanie Jensen received 2,007 votes (17.3%).

Clint Head and Sissy Freeman will compete for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1. Freeman received 1,050 votes (40.5%) in the primary election whereas Head received 1,023 votes (39.4%). Dean Armstrong had 519 (20%).

Precinct 112 Chair candidate Robert Granger received 153 votes (47.6%) during the primary election and candidate Orville Johnson received 95 votes (29.6%) votes, meaning they will be going head—to—head in the runoffs. Laura Tuttle received 73 votes (22.7%).

There are no local runoffs featuring Democrats.

Early voting will be held Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Annex I, Meeting Room, 1410 W. Pearl St. in Granbury.

Polls at the following nine voting locations will be open in Hood County Tuesday, May 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day:

  • Hood County Annex 1 — 1410 W. Pearl St., Granbury
  • Acton Methodist Church — 3433 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury
  • Calvary Church — 4800 Glen Rose Highway, Granbury
  • First Baptist Church — 1851 Weatherford Highway, Granbury
  • Generations Church — 5718 E. U.S. Highway 377, Granbury
  • Lipan Church of Christ Fellowship Hall — 119 N. Caddo St., Lipan
  • Frances Cabrini Catholic Church — 2301 Acton Highway, Granbury
  • Pecan Activity Center — 9145 Plantation Drive, Granbury
  • Tolar Community Center — 120 Tolar Cemetery Road, Tolar