Primary elections in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas

Candidates will be chosen for the mid-term elections

(NOTICIAS YA).-This Tuesday primary elections will be held in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas, with which both parties will choose their candidates to compete in the mid-term elections to be held in November.

Alabama

For this year you can no longer vote remotely using the Covid-19 pandemic as one of the reasons for not going to the voting center. In this state, the candidates who will seek the place vacated by Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican who will not seek re-election, will be elected.

There are seven seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs. Contenders for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, the entire state Senate, and the entire state House of Representatives are also elected. Candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry, two seats on the Alabama Supreme Court, four seats on the State Board of Education, and several district judges and county offices will be appointed.

In Alabama, party affiliation is not required to vote in primary elections.

Arkansas

This state allows early voting, so for 15 days voters could go to the county clerk’s office.

At stake is a seat in the Senate and four in the House of Representatives, in addition to the governorship of the state.

Also elected:

  • lieutenant governor
  • Fiscal General
  • Secretary of state
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • State Land Commissioner
  • 35 State Senators
  • 100 members of the state House of Representatives
  • 3 seats to the State Supreme Court
  • 4 seats to the State Court of Appeals
  • Municipal authorities throughout the state
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In Arkansas, party affiliation is not required to vote in primary elections.

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Georgia

Here the contest for the candidacy for the governorship by the Republican party takes on special relevance, where former President Donald Trump has supported Senator David Perdue, opponent of the governor in turn Brian Kemp. On the part of the Democrats, Stacey Abrams is the only candidate and she will seek the governorship after losing in the last elections against Kemp.

In the state, early voting centers must be enabled from four Mondays before the elections, so on this occasion they were open from May 2.

One seat in the Senate and 14 in the House of Representatives will be at stake, in addition to the total of the state Senate and House of Representatives. 4 of 9 seats on the state Supreme Court and four more on the state Court of Appeals.

Candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, and Commissioner of Public Services are also elected.

Texas

Thanks to a new state law, which was implemented in 2021, the following changes were included in the voting process in the state of Texas.

  1. There will be no drive-through voting.
  2. To vote by mail it is necessary to be validated with an official identification, electoral identification number, driver’s license or social security number.
  3. Those who help a person fill out a ballot at the polls must sign a form disclosing their relationship to the voter they are assisting.
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Also elected:

  • 38 seats in the House of Representatives, Texas has two additional seats as of the 2020 census.
  • Governor
  • lieutenant governor
  • Fiscal General
  • Other state positions

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