Houston News : Houston heads to the polls for delayed primary runoff election today

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A woman wears a facemask as she walks past a voting sign after voting at the Lee G. Alworth Building during the second day of early voting, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Conroe. Early voting for the run-off elections for chief justice of the 9th Court of Appeals, Precinct 2 Constable and judge of the newly created 457th state District Court runs through July 10. Election Day is July 14. The township board of directors election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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A woman wears a facemask as she walks past a voting sign after voting at the Lee G. Alworth Building during the second day of early voting, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Conroe. Early voting for the run-off

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Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

A woman wears a facemask as she walks past a voting sign after voting at the Lee G. Alworth Building during the second day of early voting, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Conroe. Early voting for the run-off elections for chief justice of the 9th Court of Appeals, Precinct 2 Constable and judge of the newly created 457th state District Court runs through July 10. Election Day is July 14. The township board of directors election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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A woman wears a facemask as she walks past a voting sign after voting at the Lee G. Alworth Building during the second day of early voting, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Conroe. Early voting for the run-off

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Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Houston heads to the polls for delayed primary runoff election today

After a considerable postponement, voters are heading to the polls Tuesday.

Today’s elections will decide which Democratic candidate will face U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in November in the state’s runoff election, as well as state and congressional contests.

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Former Air Force helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and state Sen. Royce West of Dallas are the Democratic candidates competing to face Cornyn. Several legislature elections are also on the ballot, including Texas districts 25, 26, 138, 142 and 148.

Other races include the primaries for Harris County sheriff, the Railroad Commission of Texas and U.S. House District 10.

The Houston Chronicle reported that more than 1 million Texans voted early between June 29 and July 10, including more than 652,000 Democrats.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Find your nearest polling place at harrisvotes.com/PollLocations.

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Source : chron.com