Ed Sills, communications director for the state labor organization Texas AFL-CIO, said Republicans and Democrats often cross over to vote in the other party’s primary.
Their dream scenario would be winning the US Senate race between Beto O’Rourke, the current El Paso congressman, and incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. Republican turnout is up 2.5 percent from four years ago. No Democrats filed to run.
Cruz told a group of Republican voters earlier this month that he predicted Democrats would “crawl over broken glass in November to vote”.
The victor will then face newcomer Dr. Elaine Coats, who filed Tuesday as a Democrat.
At the same point through the last midterm election in 2014, by comparison, more than 34,000 ballots had been cast in person.
Running for State Representative, District 89, after the announced retirement of Jodie Laubenberg are Republicans Candy Noble and John Payton, and Democrat Ray Ash.
The New Hanover County Board of Education race is a more full house, with 11 candidates in total. For District 1, Democratic voters will choose between incumbent Gary Rhoda and Clarkton resident Sabrina Murchison in the primary. Republican Patrick McHenry is the incumbent and is running again.
Presidio County voters may cast their ballots at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa and the Presidio County Courthouse Annex in Presidio on election day from 7am-7pm.
A pair of incumbent District Attorneys and one incumbent Sheriff will be unopposed as they seek new terms in the 2018 elections.
Seeking the open seat for U.S. Representative, District 3, are Republicans Alex Donkervoet, David Niederkorn and Van Taylor, and Democrats Adam P. Bell, Lorie Burch, Medrick Yhap and Sam Johnson. He will run unopposed. Republicans could – and have in the past – turned out in much higher numbers in the general election than in the primary.
N.C. Rep. Bobbie Richardson, a Franklin County Democrat, filed for re-election for N.C. House District 7.
Republican candidates like incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott are taking the surge seriously.
At the federal level, Bladen County voters will have some choices in the primary. And incumbent U.S. Sen.
There are three seats up for election on the York School Board. W. Goins, Jr. of Eastover.
There are four seats up for election on the York City Council.
Yet voter primary participation is inexplicably low. In the primary, Harris polled 1,170 votes to 972 for Geeslin and 483 for Gordon Formal. And it remains uncertain if the party’s excitement is such that the lion’s share of the vote came during the early voting period, which could drive down Tuesday’s participation. Dels. Jay Jacobs, R-36-Kent, and Jeff Ghrist, R-36-Caroline, are uncontested in their counties, but former delegate Michael Smigiel from Cecil County could bump one of three incumbents off the general election ballot.
It’s true that California’s Top Two Primary system-in which the top two finishers in the June primary, regardless of party and without any percentage threshold, proceed to the November general election-has complicated life for partisans.