Voters will vote twice for District 84 in November - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/4/10

Voters will vote twice for District 84 in November

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - When voters head to the polls in November, they'll vote twice for the same state representative seat.

In the next few weeks, Governor Rick Perry is expected to call for a special election to fill Carl Isett's empty District 84 seat. He resigned that seat May 31st.

But the special election will be at the same time as the general election in November. "Voters, when they get to the booths, they will see the general ballot which in District 84 will have the democratic and republican candidates, Frullo and Morgan, on the ballot. Then on the special election it will have everybody from the time the Governor orders the election until the cutoff in August. You will see all of those names, " said Dorothy Kennedy with the Lubbock County Elections Office.

Whoever wins the special election will complete Isett's original term through December 31st. Then whoever wins the general election will start their term on January 1st.

If a candidate wins the general and special elections outright that is good for Lubbock, because they will have six weeks of seniority over other new representatives.

In terms of money, the special election is not costing Lubbock County tax payers, because it coincides with the general election.

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