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What's next? Runoff elections, possible re-count after Super Tuesday

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas -

Super Tuesday came and went, but the work is just beginning for the Lubbock County Elections Office. 

The official results, still are a few days away.

"Final results still have to be research and tabulated if approved by the Early Voting Ballot Board," Lubbock County Elections Administrator Dorothy Kennedy said.

Staffers are still counting mail-in and military ballots.

Provisional votes are waiting for approval.


"There's two types of provisional ballots that could have been cast yesterday," Kennedy explained. "One is, someone is not registered in Lubbock County at all and they wanted to come vote anyway. And then you have the other type of provisional that is, if somebody came to vote and are on the Lubbock County registration list, but they didn't provide any voter ID," Kennedy added.


Those voters have until Monday to show ID to the elections office. 

The same day, the final votes will be handed over to the parties so they may canvas.

The following day is the deadline for candidates to ask for a re-count.  That would take place a few days after it is requested and would cost $3800.


"Whoever's requesting the re-count has to submit it to their party chair and then that county chair will contact us and let us know," Kennedy said. 


Even if you missed the voter registration deadline for the primaries, there is still time to have your voice heard in the upcoming elections. The deadline to register is Monday April 27th, 30 days before the runoff elections on May 26th.


"If they were registered and they didn't vote in the primary, they can come in and vote in the runoff and they would just pick one of the two parties," Kennedy said.

Runoff elections will include both races for district court judges and some other state-wide races.

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