The early voting period for Republican and Democratic runoff elections begins Monday across the State of Texas and Ellis County still has several decisions to be made.

For those unaware, majority vote determines winners in primary elections in Texas. In the case that no candidate receives more than the 50 percent of votes cast, the top two candidates proceed to a runoff election Tuesday, May 22.

In the fierce race for the Republican candidate for Ellis County Judge, incumbent Carol Bush (6,600 votes, 42.88 percent) and challenger Todd Little (4,951 votes, 32.17 percent) edged Rodney Ramsey (3,839 votes, 24.94 percent). Bush and Little face in this month's runoff to decide the Republican seat and determine who will face Democratic candidate JR Phillips (3,552 votes) in November.

The race for the judge's place in the 378th Judicial District Court of Ellis County resulted in neither of the four Republican candidates — William Wallace, Shani Flemins, Stacy Auvenshine or Ed Jendrzey — reaching the 50-percent plateau. However, it is Wallace (5,734 votes, 41.51 percent) and Flemins (3,144 votes, 22.76 percent) who will head into the May 22 runoff.

There was no Democratic opponent in the race for the seat.

In the race for the Republican nomination for county clerk, Krystal Valez (6,101, 44.24%) and Jessica Irwin (5,091, 36.92%) face in the runoff after defeating Denise DeLara (2,599, 18.85%)

The winner of the runoff faces Vicki Alcala Spaniel in November. Spaniel received 3,634 votes.

Republicans Chris Macon (1,357, 35.36) and Randy Owen (1,207, 31.45%) are the only other two who will square off in the runoff. The two defeated Joyce Lindauer (682, 17.77%), Cynthia Billingsley (352, 9.17%) and Tommy Aguilar (240, 6.25%) in March.

The winner faces Monica Mosley Spencer, who received 798 votes, in the November regular election.

REPUBLICAN BALLOT

Federal

United States Representative, District 6

Ron Wright J.K. "Jake" Ellzey State

District Judge, 378th Judicial District

William (Doug) Wallace Shani Flemins Ellis County

County Judge

Carol Bush Todd Little County Clerk

Krystal Valdez Jessica Irwin Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1

Chris Macon Randy Owen DEMOCRATIC BALLOT 

Federal

United States Representative, District 6

Ruby Faye Woolridge Jana Lynne Sanchez State

Governor

Andrew White Lupe Valdez EALY VOTING LOCATIONS:

Elections Administration Office 204E. Jefferson Street in Waxahachie

7 a.m. — 7 p.m. May 14—18

Temporary locations are open 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. May 14—16 and 7 a.m. — 7 p.m. May 17—18.

Those locations include:

Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Dr., Midlothian, TX 76065

Palmer ISD Admin Building 303 Bulldog Way, Palmer, TX 7S152

Ellis County Sub-Courthouse 207 S. Sonoma Trail, Ennis, TX 7511g

Red Oak Municipal Center 200 Lakeview Pkwy, Red Oak, TX 75154

MAY 22 ELECTION DAY:

All polling locations are open 7 a.m. — 7 p.m on Election Day, Tuesday, May 22.

Locations include:

Precinct - Location

101, 102 - The Lighthouse Coffee Bar (Mtg Room) 1404 N. 9th Street Midlothian, TX 76065

103, 105 - Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Circle Dr., Midlothian, TX 76065

104 - Mountain Peak Community Church 751 W FM 875 Midlothian, TX 76065

106, 111 - Sardis United Methodist Church 640 Sardis Rd Midlothian, TX 76065

107, 109 - Grace Church Of Ovilla 519 Westmoreland Rd Ovilla, TX 75154

108 - Walnut Grove Middle School 990 N Walnut Grove Rd Midlothian, Ix 76065

110 - Harvest Of Praise Ministry 2603 S Hampton Rd Glenn Heights, Ix 75154

112 - Bible Baptist Church 14oo FM 1446 Waxahachie, TX75167

113, 1,I5 - Rivers Of Life Pentecostal Church 1403 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Waxahachie, TX 75165

1 14 - Waxahachie Parks And Recreation Building 401 S. Elm Street Waxahachie, TX 751 65

1 16, 118 - Farley Street Baptist Church 1116 Brown Street Waxahachie, TX 75165

1 17 - First United Methodist -Wax 505 W Marvin Ave Waxahachie, TX 751 65

119, 133, 134 - Southlake Baptist Church 2378 S Hw 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165

120, 121, 122 - Faith Assembly Of God Church 1810 W Baldridge Street Ennis, TX 751 1 9

123 - New Founders Missionary Baptist 1903 Lafayette Street Ennis, TX 75119

124, 126,127 - San Jacinto Auditorium 501 N Gaines St Ennis, TX 75119

125, 128,129, 136 - Ellis County Sub-Courthouse 207 S Sonoma Trail Ennis, TX 751 19

130 - Milford Community Center 109 S Main Street Milford, TX 76670

131, 132 - Central Baptist Church 1 13 S Ward Street Italy, TX 76651

135 - First Baptist Church-Maypearl 5744ft'1166 Maypearl, TX 76064

137 - Bristol United Methodist Church 104 Church Street Bristol, TX 75119

138,142 - Palmer ISD Admin Building 303 Bulldog Way Palmer, TX 75152

139, 141 - Park Meadows Baptist Church 3350 N Hwy 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165

140 - The Avenue Baptist Church 1761 N Hwy 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165

143, 146 - Lifepoint Community Church 201 Louise Ritter Rd Red Oak, TX 75154

144,145 - Red Oak Municipal Center 2oo Lakeview Pkwy Red Oak, TX 75154

147 - Lone Star Cowboy Church 1011 E Ovilla Rd Red Oak, TX 75154

148, 149 - Ferris Public Library 301 E Loth Street Ferris, TX 75125