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As Early Voting Begins, A Preview Of The March 6 Primary In Texas

The first day of early voting for the March 6 Texas primary begins tomorrow. Houston Matters previews the races and recaps how the primary works.

Midterm elections. Our democracy's vitally important — but often overlooked — middle child. While they don't get as much press as races during Presidential election years, the stakes are high.

Thirty six states, including Texas, are voting for governor in 2018. Midterms are especially significant for the U.S. and Texas House of Representatives since their terms are just two years long.

While the winners won't be decided until November, tomorrow (Feb. 20) is the first day of early voting for the March 6 midterm primary in Texas. Since the new year, we've been asking what you want to know about the primary. As part of our Texas Decides series, News 88.7 will be answering your questions all week long.

Today, Houston Matters hears from several political sources on what we need to know before casting our ballots, including: Stan Stanart, Harris County Clerk; Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas; David Branham from the University of Houston-Downtown; and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast.