The 2022 midterms underwent its first stage in Texas as the state kicked off its primary elections. Elections were held for multiple state, federal, and county positions to decide each party’s candidate for the general election in November. If no candidate in a primary election receives a majority of the vote, the two with the most votes go head-to-head in a runoff.

In the 50 races in Texas’ March 1 primary, no candidate exceeded 50 percent of the vote, bringing about runoff races between the candidates who came in first and second. In Texas you have to receive 50 percent or more of the vote to win an election.

Texas will hold its primary runoff elections on May 24 to finalize the Democratic and Republican candidates who will be on the ballot in the November general election.

Early voting runs from May 16-20 and Election Day is May 24. If you voted in a party’s primary in March, you can only vote in that same party’s runoff. Voters who didn’t cast a ballot in the first primary can vote in either party’s runoff.

Results from the March 1 primary can be found HERE. Polling locations in Tarrant County can be found HERE.

For more information on registering to vote CLICK HERE.

By Dalton Pastorius

Dalton (he/him) is a senior and one of two opinion editors for the Timber Creek Talon. He has a passion for news and politics and is also the special projects editor for TCTV.