Polls are open for today’s runoff elections – whether you know it or not

Even with five statewide races on the ballot, voter turnout is expected to be very light – perhaps in the single digits – for today’s 2nd primary election.

Republicans will be deciding on their candidates for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction and insurance commissioner. Locally, republicans will also be selecting which congressional candidates they favor for the general election in the 8th, 9th, and 11 districts.

Democrats are deciding between labor commissioner candidates Marlowe Foster and John C. Brooks.

There are also seven runoff contests for state legislative districts.And you can find a complete rundown of the candidates here.

Today’s second primary was triggered because the leading candidate in each race failed to receive more than 40 percent of the vote in the first primary back on May 8th. Those who prevail today advance to November’s General Election, when turnout is guaranteed to be much higher.

Polls opened at 6:30am and will close at 7:30pm.


  1. Dallas woodhouse

    July 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Is that correct? There can’t be 3 names on the ballot labor ??

  2. Clayton Henkel

    July 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Typing too fast and not enough coffee this morning. You are correct – it’s Foster vs. Brooks.

  3. Dallas

    July 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Labor. Your choices are Marlowe Foster or John C. Brooks

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