The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization dedicated to helping you navigate Texas policy and politics — including the 2022 elections. Here are the election results for the Texas 2022 primary runoffs on May 24.
Texas voters finalized the Democratic and Republican candidates that will be on the ballot in the November general election. In three primary runoffs, candidates requested a recount, which have been completed.
In 50 races in the March 1 primary, no candidate exceeded 50% of the vote, bringing about runoff races between the candidates who came in first and second. The winner in each race will face the other major party’s nominee, as well as possible Libertarian and Green Party candidates. Independent and write-in candidates have until the summer to file their candidacies.
Turnout in this year’s runoff election was expected to be low. Turnout data published by the Texas secretary of state showed that only 8.2% of registered Texas voters cast votes in the 2022 primary runoffs.
Domestic mail-in ballots turned in and postmarked by election day were counted if they arrived no later than 5 p.m. on May 25. Mail-in ballots from military and overseas voters had to be postmarked by election day and arrive no later than May 31. In close races, mail-in votes helped determine the winner, which delayed the calling of the race. The certification of final election results was completed by the counties on June 2 and released by the secretary of state by June 8.
The Texas Tribune’s election data was provided by Decision Desk HQ, which gathered information from the secretary of state’s office and a representative sample of 50 counties. Decision Desk called winners and provided estimates as to how many votes were left to be counted.
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Correction: Due to a discrepancy in one county's vote totals, Decision Desk HQ provided incorrect final numbers from June 8-16 for the statewide Democratic and Republican primary runoffs for attorney general, lieutenant governor, land commissioner, comptroller and railroad commissioner. This has been corrected and no reported outcomes were affected.