Making Democracy Work

Runoff Election

What is a runoff election and when would one be needed?

To win a place on a party's November General Election ballot, a candidate must win a majority of votes (more than 50%) cast in the Primary Election. If no candidate for a particular race wins by a majority, the two top vote-getters in that race will run against each other in the Primary Runoff Election, scheduled for May 22, 2018.

You may only vote in one party's Primary. If you vote in a party's Primary, you are entitled to vote in that same party's Primary Runoff Election in the same election cycle.

If you don't vote in either primary, you may still vote in either party's Primary Runoff Election.

NOTE: Your polling place for a Primary Runoff may be different than your polling place for the Primary Election.