SAN ANTONIO – Five days of early voting for several primary runoff elections kicks off on Monday in Texas.
Runoffs happen if no candidate in a primary receives at least 50 percent of the votes. The top two candidates will then face off.
Democrats will get the chance to vote for their gubernatorial candidate, either Lupe Valdez or Andrew White. The candidates clashed at a debate on May 11 discussing topics from abortion to gun rights and immigration. Valdez and White are both vying for their party’s nomination against Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
For U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith's 21st Congressional District seat— Republicans will vote for either Chip Roy or Matt McCall. Democrats will choose from Mary Street Wilson and Joseph Kopser.
House District 8, Republicans will choose from Thomas McNutt and Cody Harris.
Voters have until May 18 to vote early. Runoff election day is May 22.