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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.

  • If you voted in the Republican Primary, you are entitled to vote in the Republican Runoff.

  • If you voted in the Democratic Primary, you are entitled to vote in the Democratic Runoff.

  • 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.