Republican Primary


What is a runoff election?

A Primary runoff election occurs in Texas when no candidate receives 50% of the vote in a primary election. The top two vote-getters then advance to a second round. The runoff system ensures that the eventual winner is technically elected with a majority of the vote share.

When is the runoff election?

Skip the lines and vote early, starting May 20th and runs until May 24th. Election Day will be held on May 28th. You can download voting locations and times below.

Who will be on the ballot?

Republicans in all of Rockwall County will see:

State Representative, District 33

  • Katrina Pierson
  • Justin Holland

Republicans who live in Precinct 1 will also see:

County Commissioner

  • Bobby Gallana
  • Mike Townsend

Important Dates:

April 29, 2024 – Last Day to Register to Vote

May 17, 2024 – Last Day to Submit an Application for a Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked)

May 20, 2024 – First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

May 24, 2024 – Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

May 28, 2024 – Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Grassroots Participation

Primary elections encourage grassroots participation by giving ordinary citizens the chance to have a say in the candidate selection process. This helps to ensure that the party's nominee is not chosen solely by party elites or special interest groups.

Voter Engagement

Primary elections increase voter engagement and turnout. They generate excitement and interest in the political process, as voters have a direct role in choosing their party's candidate.


Primary elections hold candidates accountable to their party members. Candidates must appeal to their party's base and address their concerns and priorities to win the primary election.

Candidate Selection

Primary elections give voters the opportunity to choose the most suitable candidate from their party to run in the general election. This ensures that the candidate represents the views and values of the party members.