Last Week For Early Primary Voting
By Jennifer Perkins

2.20rogersEarly voting in Texas’ party primaries ends Friday, and Election Day is next Tuesday, meaning physicians have just one week and one day to make the voice of the house of medicine heard.

“TMA friends, please vote this week!” urged Robert Rogers, MD, chair of the TEXPAC Board of Directors. “With few exceptions, the elections important to the family of medicine are decided in the primary, not the general election.”

Texas has the earliest primary election in the country, and in Texas, the primary matters most. However, voter turnout in the primaries has historically been low.

If you can't vote this week, be sure to do so on Election Day: Tuesday, March 6.

“Your TEXPAC team worked diligently for months to identify candidates who are most likely to help us fulfill the legislative initiatives of TMA,” Dr. Rogers said. “Please take a few minutes to review the list of TEXPAC-endorsed candidates and then go VOTE! Encourage your friends and family as well. It’s important.”

A few moments of quick homework will prepare you to take advantage of early voting. Access the sample ballot, which is not mailed to Texas voters, for the specific information on your county’s Democratic and Republican candidates and polling locations. A comprehensive list of each county’s candidates can also be found online. 

You are welcome to print out the TEXPAC endorsement list or sample ballots, mark them up, and bring them to the polls to ensure you’re pulling the lever for the candidates you intend to select.

Last Updated On

February 26, 2018

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Jennifer Perkins, a native Texan and University of Texas Longhorn, has worked in politics, public affairs, and advocacy for more than two decades, covering a litany of subject areas and a number of states, using a marketing-oriented communications style as informed by her MBA. Jennifer has two dogs, is a college football fanatic, loves to entertain, and prefers to be outdoors..

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