Which offices are up for election during the primary?

 

In the primary election, both parties are selecting their representative to go to the November General Election.   A point of clarification, many people are confused over this issue and do not vote in the primary.  If a voter votes in the primary, the voter is not obligated to vote one way or another in the General Election.   So go ahead and help select the best candidates to be on the ballot in November.  Another important point, a voter does not have to vote for every office on the ballot. It is best to know about the candidates before going to the polls.  Voters may bring in written material to help them vote, but please remove the information when you leave the voting booth. 

 

To learn more about the candidates, voters can go to the party websites and look up the candidates and learn more about them.  Voters can also attend party meetings and meet the candidates.  Do not be shy, voters can call, write or e-mail candidates to learn more about them.  Typically, candidates will be very open to speaking with voters.  

 

Harris County is divided in election precincts at the smallest level.  Those precincts are grouped together to form different jurisdictions such as commissioner precincts, constable precincts, senate districts, house districts, school districts, etc.  To learn in which district a voter resides, go to www.hctax.net and look up the voter’s name and an unofficial copy of their voter certificate will appear with all of the precincts listed for the particular voter.   Learn the names of your representatives and call them and let them know what you like and what you dislike about what is going on in the government.  No one will ever know unless you contact your representative. 

 

In general, both parties will be selecting the following categories of positions to go on the November ballot:  President of the United States, Texas Senator to go the U.S. Senate, Texas Representative to go to the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Railroad Commissioner (regulation of the Oil and Gas industry in Texas), Texas Supreme Court Justices, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge (Supreme Court for criminal cases), State Board of Education, Texas State Senator (Austin), Texas State Representative (Austin), Appellate Court Justice, State District Judge (criminal and civil), District Attorney, County Court Judge, County Attorney, Sherriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, County School Trustee, County Commissioner, Constable, Justice of the Peace, and Party Chair.

 

Make your voice heard, your opinion known, cast your vote in the primary election. 

 

By Sonya Aston – Attorney with the Office of Stan Stanart, County Clerk and Republican Candidate for Judge for the 127th State District Court for Harris County.  Sonya’s mission is to instill responsibility in others for self, family, business, community and government and promises that all who enter her court room will be greeted with respect and their time honored, when they leave they will feel that they received expeditious, fair treatment and that the law was followed.  Please learn more by visiting her website at www.sonyaaston.com.

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