Tuesday marked runoff election day in Texas. Voters in Taylor County are seeing two Republican runoff races and led to high early voter turnout last week.
Last week's early voting broke a record in its first day with more than 1,200 votes. Early voting ended Friday with nearly 7,000 votes.
"We voted 5,897 during early voting during the may primary. And of course we beat that during the run off early voting,'" said Kristi Allyn, Taylor County elections administrator. "So we're hopeful today that we'll have a really good turnout and surpass the May 29th election day voting as well."
Incumbent Les Bruce is running against one of his own deputies, Ricky Bishop, for Taylor County sheriff.
Lydia Long and Mike McAuliffe are facing off for Precinct 1, Place 1 Justice of the Peace.
There are also runoffs in both the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate races.
"The turnout seemed to be a little slower this morning. But as the day has gone on, the numbers are picking up I believe. the polling places that I've talked to seem to be busier this afternoon than they were this morning," Allyn said of voter turnout.
Voters said it was an easy trip to the polls.
"Very quick and easy. In fact, we were the only ones in there," one voter said.
"My wife and I were the only ones in there do it was very easy to get through--simple process. Maybe three or four minutes," another voter said. "I think it's every body's duty because a lot of people have paid a very big price for us to be able to do this."
The voting polls close at 7 p.m. -- and voters who are in line by then can still vote. Voters will need their driver's license or their voter registration card to vote.