Hemphill County/District Clerk Lisa Johnson announced this week that polling places for the May 24 Republican Primary runoff election will be consolidated. County Republican Party Chair Mike Rollins made the decision to minimize polling places, with the exception of those in Precinct 3, due to the commissioners’ race.
A list of polling places is posted below.
In addition to a handful of statewide runoff races, Republican voters in Hemphill County will determine the winners of two local races. Vying for the post of Hemphill County Sheriff are the incumbent, James Pearson, and challenger Nathan Lewis. Curt McPherson and John Sam Krehbiel are in the running to succeed Mark Meek as Precinct 3 Commissioner.
Those who voted in the March 3 Republican party primary will be allowed to vote in the GOP runoff, as well as those who cast no ballots in the first round of primary voting. However, those who cast ballots in the Democratic primary are not eligible to vote in the Republican runoff election—and vice versa. If you did not vote on March 3, you are a free agent, and may choose to cast a ballot in either runoff election on May 24.
The last day to register to vote if you wish to participate in the May runoff is Monday, April 25. The final day to apply for a ballot by mail is Friday, May 313.
To do, mail your application to
Hemphill County Clerk Lisa Johnson
PO Box 867
400 Main St., Suite 203
Canadian, TX 79014
The application must be received in Johnson’s office by 5 pm on May 13. To download a copy of the ballot by mail application, go online to http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/5-15f.pdf.
For more information on voting by mail, contact Johnson by calling 806.323.6212 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early voting in the May primary runoff will begin Monday, May 16, and continue through Friday, May 20. All early ballots must be cast in the County Clerk’s office at the Hemphill County Courthouse.