As you may know, there will be a runoff election for Justice of the Peace. Of the four candidates in the Primary, I received almost 46% of the votes and the second-place finisher received 30% of the votes. Because no one received a majority of the votes, there will be a two-person runoff.
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Primary! I really appreciate your support and your trust! Voter turnout for runoff elections is typically low, so please vote for me in the runoff and ask your neighbors and friends to vote for me too! Every vote really counts in runoff elections, so please vote.
When is the Runoff? The runoff election will be held on Tuesday, May 22 from 7 AM- 7 PM.
Is there early voting? Yes, early voting will be held Monday May 14 through Friday May 18. You may early vote at the county building at 195 Roger Hanks Parkway from 7 AM- 7 PM on Monday or Tuesday (5/14-15) and from 8 AM to 6 PM Wednesday- Friday (5/16-18).
Where do I vote on May 22? Most people will vote at either the Sunset Canyon Baptist Church or the DSISD Administration Building on Mercer Street. There won’t be polling places in Belterra or the Church of Christ in Dripping Springs. If you voted in Belterra, your runoff polling place is Sunset Canyon Baptist Church. If you voted at the Church of Christ, your running polling place is the DSISD Administration Building on Mercer Street. If you voted at the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Buda for the Primary, you’ll also vote there for the runoff.
Who can vote in the Republican runoff? Any registered voter who either (1) voted in the Republican Primary or (2) didn’t vote in the primary, is eligible to vote in the runoff. If you voted in the Democratic Primary, you aren’t eligible to vote in the Republican runoff.
Is it too late to register to vote in the runoff or get a mail-in ballot? There is still time to register to vote in the runoff, but your voter registration card must be received at the Elections Office in San Marcos by April 23. Applications for Ballot by Mail must be received at the Elections Office in San Marcos by May 11. You are eligible for a Ballot by Mail if you are 65 or older, disabled, or will be out of the county on election day.
If you didn’t vote in the Primary or voted for another candidate, please consider voting for me. I’m the only military veteran in the JP runoff, the only Lifelong Republican, and the most experienced candidate! Learn more about me at my webpage: JohnBurns4JP.org. If you have questions or would like to contact me, my email address is John@JohnBurns4JP.org.