Runoffs: Early voting in person is ongoing in some jurisdictions holding runoff elections on Saturday (or other dates) and has ended in others. Runoffs were required for some city, school district and other local district offices for which no candidate received a majority vote in the general election, including:

  • In Harris Co., just over 2,900 have cast ballots for the Houston ISD Trustee D7 race, and fewer than 200 have cast ballots in the Baytown council D3 race. Early voting in person has ended there.
  • In Travis Co., around 9K have cast ballots for the Austin council D10 runoff, where incumbent Sheri Gallo faces Alison Alter, and a pair of Austin Community College board runoffs. Early voting continues through Friday.
  • In Nueces Co., early voting has just begun to settle a heated runoff for the Robstown Utilities Board. The city has challenged the leading candidate’s eligibility over his lack of property ownership in the city. Early voting continues through next Friday for the December 20 runoff.
  • In Bell Co., a pair of Copperas Cove council seats will be decided by voters on December 13.
  • In Hays Co., early voting runs through Friday for the San Marcos mayoral runoff and a pair of city council runoffs and a Buda city council runoff. The runoff elections will be held on December 13.
  • In Bandera Co., voters will settle an 89-89 tie for a city council seat on December 20.
  • In Wilson Co., voters must wait until January 3 to settle an open-seat runoff for the Floresville City Council. Both candidates wanted an earlier date, because holiday closings will limit the number of days that polls are open for early voting.

Dallas Co.: Gov. Greg Abbott appointed former state district judge Faith Johnson to fill the unexpired term of former Dallas Co. District Attorney Susan Hawk. Johnson spent 17 years as a district judge following her appointment to the 363rd District Court by former Gov. Bill Clements in 1989. She was re-elected four times before being defeated by current District Judge Terry Holmes in 2006.

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