Polls open Tuesday for runoff

July 29, 2012 at 2:29 a.m.
Updated July 30, 2012 at 2:30 a.m.

Two Democratic Party candidates will square off Tuesday to see who will face Republican Tony Mallette in the fall general election for Victoria County Commissioner Precinct 1.

Former Justice of the Peace Annie Ramos and Danny Garcia, a retired transportation specialist at the Texas Department of Transportation, were the only two Victoria County candidates to have a runoff election.

The job of the county commissioner calls for building and maintaining the county's roads and bridges, adopting the budget and tax rate, and conducting business on behalf of the county.

According to information from the Texas Secretary of State, voters who cast ballots in one of the major party primary elections can only vote for that same party in the runoff election. Voters who did not cast a ballot in primary elections are free to choose either party's runoff ballot, but may only vote in one party's runoff election.

Voting is open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the county's 35 polling locations. Voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned polling location.



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