Voting Today in Primaries for State, Federal Offices
It’s primary day in Texas. Polls open at 7 this morning and close at 7 tonight. People can vote in dozens of local, state and federal races in the Republican or Democratic primaries.
Turnout is expected to be light because the primary date is late and comes the day after a major holiday. Ross Ramsey, executive editor of KUT’s political reporting partner the Texas Tribune, talked with KUT’s Ben Philpott about who might come out and vote, and how that’ll affect the U.S. Senate race.
If turnout is light all over the state, it’s going to be dependent on some extent on who comes out for these local races. So if you’re running a statewide race, there are, for example, a lot of races up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that could draw people out. So those local races are going to drive turnout that could affect people in the Senate race, for example.
You can hear coverage of today’s primaries on KUT starting at 9 tonight.