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Primary election results 2018

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On March 6, 2018 voters in the Democratic and Republican parties will go to the polls to select their nominees for partisan political office at the county, state, and federal levels.

The winners of the primaries become their party’s nominees for the Nov. 6, 2018 general election.  For races where no candidate receives a majority of their party’s votes, a runoff election is held May 22.  In the runoff, the top-finishing two candidates are on the ballot, and the one who receives the most votes gets the nomination.

This reference article will contain information relevant to voters who live in Lewisville districts.

To see who currently represents you, and how to contact them, click here.

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Candidate Filing Period

Candidates file with their political party for a position on the ballots.  The filing period is from Nov. 11, 2017 – Dec. 11, 2017.

To file for a place on the ballot, you generally must be a resident and qualified voter of the district the position represents for a minimum period of time. Candidates for judicial positions other than Justice of the Peace must be attorneys in order to qualify. For more specific information about filing, contact your local party:

Candidates wishing to appear on the ballot under other affiliations should connect with the Libertarian Party of Texas or the Green Party of Texas.

Voter / Party Affiliation

In every even-numbered year, Texas voters may choose only one primary to vote in: Republican or Democratic.  Texas voters do not register by party, but they do become affiliated with the party for that two year period by voting in that party’s primary election.

Voters who vote in a primary election may not sign petitions for candidates in other parties, and may not caucus or convention with another party in the same election cycle.  Parties other than Republican and Democratic may select their candidates by convention.

You may vote in a party’s runoff election on May 22 only if you have not affiliated with another party by voting in the other party’s primary or participating in a convention.

Regardless of which party or candidates you voted for in the primary election, you may vote for the candidates of your choice from either or any party in the November general election.

Voting schedule

  • Register to vote:  By Feb. 5, 2018
  • Request ballot by mail: Jan. 1, – Feb. 23, 2018
  • Early voting: Feb. 20 – March 2, 2018
  • Election day: March 6, 2018 – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Runoff election: May 22, 2018 (More details after the primaries)

Early Voting

Any registered voter may vote early if they want.  The Lewisville Texan Journal always recommends voting early because lines are shorter, and there is more opportunity to get assistance in the rare case that there is a problem with your registration.

Generally you must present an approved photo ID to vote, but there are exceptions.  For more information about the voter ID requirement, check here.

Denton County

Denton County residents may vote early at any Denton County early voting location.  Denton County has a map of polling locations.

Early voting locations for Denton County that are convenient to Lewisville residents are:

  • Lewisville Municipal Annex – 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville
  • Flower Mound Police and Court Building – 4150 Kirkpatrick, Flower Mound
  • Highland Village Municipal Complex – 1000 Highland Village Rd., Highland Village
  • Carrollton Public Library – 4220 N. Josey Ln., Carrollton

The polls for early voting are open on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb 23: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25: 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb 26 – Friday, March 2: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Use the Denton County Voter Lookup tool to check your registration.

Dallas County

Most Lewisville residents live in Denton County, but a small number live in Dallas County.  If you are unsure, you can check your voter registration card.

Early voting for Dallas County residents of Lewisville will be most convenient at the Coppell Town Center, 255 E. Parkway Blvd. in Coppell.

Dallas County early voting is held the following days and hours:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb 23: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25: 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb 26 – Friday, March 2: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Election Day Voting

On election day, you must vote only in your assigned precinct polling location.  These locations vary depending on your precinct, which political party’s primary you are voting in, and may change from year to year.  If you don’t know which precinct you are in, you must check your registration or your voter ID card.

Denton County election day voting locations:

Dallas County election day voting locations

Positions and Candidates on the Ballot

The following political offices are up for election in 2018, and can be voted on in at least some portion of Lewisville:

Republicans

U.S. Senator (6 year term)

U.S. Representative, Dist. 24 (2 year term)

U.S. Representative, Dist. 26 (2 year term)

Texas Governor (4 year term)

Lieutenant Governor (4 year term)

Attorney General (4 year term)

Comptroller (4 year term)

Land Commissioner (4 year term)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner (4 year term)

  • Sid Miller

Railroad Commissioner (6 year term)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner (4 year term)

State Representative, Dist. 63 (2 year term)

State Representative, Dist. 65 (2 year term)

County Judge, Denton County (4 year term)

County Clerk (4 year term)

  • Juli Anne Luke

Justice of the Peace, Place 3 (4 year term)

  • James Kerbow
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Jason Jacoby
  • Sherman Swartz

County Clerk (4 year term)

  • Juli Luke (incumbent)

Democrats

U.S. Senator (6 year term)

U.S. Representative, Dist. 24 (2 year term)

U.S. Representative, Dist. 26 (2 year term)

Texas Governor (4 year term)

Lieutenant Governor (4 year term)

Attorney General (4 year term)

Comptroller (4 year term)

Land Commissioner

  • Miguel Suazo
  • Tex Morgan

Railroad Commissioner (6 year term)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner (4 year term)

State Representative, Dist. 63 (2 year term)

State Representative, Dist. 65 (2 year term)

County Judge (4 year term)

Justice of the Peace, Place 3 (4 year term)

  • Marianne Poer Vander Stoep

County Clerk (4 year term)

  • Amy Manuel

Other information

What other information would you like to see in this reference article?  Email editor@LewisvilleTexan.com and let us know.

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