We have had a couple of weeks to recover from our last election but we have not been resting. The political parties canvassed the election and determined the candidates to be in the primary runoff. The reports were sent to the state parties and state-wide runoff candidates were determined. The local parties then drew for place on the ballot and the ballots themselves were laid out, proofed and approved. Already we have the ballots by mail for the Republican Primary Runoff and the Democratic Primary Runoff.
We will begin sending ballots by mail to all those who voted by mail in the primary election. You should receive your ballot for the runoff by the end of the week (Saturday, June 23rd). If you do not receive a ballot by then please call the office at 576-0124.
Early voting in person for the primary runoff will be held for one week only. Beginning Monday, July 23rd and continuing through Friday, July 27th the Main Early Voting polling location will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. On Friday, July 27th we will extend those hours from 7 am to 7 pm.
A temporary branch early voting site will be established at the Bloomington Fire Station on Thursday, July 26th from 8 am to 5 pm and on Friday, July 27th from 7 am to 7 pm. These are the only days and hours for the temporary branch polling site and this is the only temporary site for the primary runoff election.
Election Day for the Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Thirty-five polling locations will open at 7 am for the Republican Primary Runoff and the Democratic Primary Runoff being held as a Joint Election. On Election Day you may only vote at your voting precinct polling location.
All registered voters in Victoria County will be eligible to participate in the primary runoff election. If you voted in either party during the primary you may only vote in the same party's runoff election. If you voted in neither party's primary you may vote in either one of the primary runoff elections. Your vote in the May 12th election was not affiliated with a party and you can vote in the primary runoff if you didn't already vote in the primary or affiliate yourself with one of the parties by attending their convention.
If you have any questions about the primary runoff you may contact the Election Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by 111 N. Glass or call 576-0124 during regular business hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Voting is an important responsibility of every citizen.
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