HARRIS COUNTY – Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 1 and turnout for the Early Voting has been stronger than usual. Election officials indicate that this is due to interest in key races, such as Texas Governor and Harris County Judge.
Polls are open from 7am to 7pm, and you can vote at any location in Harris County. Locally, BakerRipley on Aldine Mail Route is the closest polling location. Other nearby locations include the Hardy Senior Center, and Pep Mueller Community Center.
Key races include the Governor of Texas, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. Each Republican incumbent in these seats has a strong challenger. Governor Abbott is expected to win the primary, and face a strong challenge in the November general election from Beto O’Rourke. Interest in this race is the primary reason for the larger turnout.
Locally, the Democratic incumbents in county seats are trying to preserve their positions. County Judge Lina Hidalgo faces challenges from five opponents.
For Pct. 2 Commissioner, incumbent Adrian Garcia faces a strong challenge from Justice of the Peace George Risner, and the winner will possibly face Republican Jack Morman in November, trying to regain his old position.
State Representative Armando Walle, representing Aldine, is running without an opponent on the Democrat ballot in the primary.