Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) was sworn in today at Houston City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner administered the oath of office with Johnson’s new colleague, Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston), standing nearby. Johnson faces Kimberly Willis in Tuesday’s Democratic primary runoff election.

Early voting for the primary runoff election ends tomorrow. Turnout continues to lag behind the 2012 and 2014 runoffs. In both of those election years, early voting turnout for the Republican runoff exceeded primary turnout through the same number of days. This year, the reverse is true. Early voting turnout is less than primary turnout.

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