Early voting begins June 29 for Collin County runoff elections. Here's what's on the ballot.

Early voting begins June 29 in Collin County for the July 14 runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Early voting begins June 29 in Collin County for the July 14 runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting begins June 29 in Collin County for the July 14 runoff elections. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Early voting begins June 29 for the July 14 primary runoff elections in Collin County. As officials take steps to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and keep voting safe, voters will choose the runoff winner in one Republican race and five Democratic races.

Republican primary voters will choose between George Flint and Sarah Fox for 401st district judge. The winner of this runoff will face Democrat Tonya J. Holt in the Nov. 3 general election.

Democrats in Collin County will settle four races in the July 14 runoffs.

Democrats Royce West and M.J. Hegar are also vying to challenge Republican John Cornyn to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

Lulu Seikaly and Sean McCaffity will face off in a Democratic runoff in an effort to unseat Republican Rep. Van Taylor in the U.S. House.


Democrats will also choose their nominees in the runoff for Texas railroad commissioner—Roberto R. "Beto" Alonzo vs. Chrysta Castañeda—and the runoff for state representative for District 67—Lorenzo Sanchez vs. Tom Adair.

The July 14 runoffs had been previously scheduled for late May but were postponed by Gov. Greg Abbott because of health concerns related to the new coronavirus.

When the elections are held later this month, the county is expected to take additional precautions, including maintaining six feet of distance between voters, providing masks and face shields to election workers and providing voters with disposable ballot markers, among other measures.

For sample ballots, locations for early and election day voting, and more information, visit the county elections website.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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