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Voters Run from Run-Off Election

It appears most Harris County voters have either forgotten or don’t care
that today is primary run-off day. As of earlier this afternoon, only 4,000
votes had been cast in the run-off.

That comes as no surprise to Harris
County Clerk Beverly Kaufman. She says elections officials expected the
low-turnout.


“I just think generally voters are more attracted to top-of-the-ballot type
candidates and of course they get a lot more advertising and a lot more
to get their attention.”

Kaufman says voters who didn’t vote in the primary can still vote in the
run-off. She says voting locations are most likely different than they were
in March.


“You can’t assume that where you voted in March is going to be open
today. Most likely, it will not be and you need to either call my information
line, 713-755-6965, go to Harrisvote.com on the web and we’ve got a
streaming button there to click on and find your polling place.”

The run-off races include the contest between 22nd Congressional District
Republican hopefuls Shelley Sekula Gibbs and Pete Olson. The winner will
face Democrat Nick Lampson in November. Also, GOP Harris County District
Attorney candidates Kelly Siegler and Pat Lykos face-off in today’s run-off.
The winner faces Democrat C.O. Bradford in November.

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