AUSTIN — Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir has one question for voters, "where are you?"
The county clerk posed the question to voters on her Facebook page in response to the "underwhelming" early voter turnout. By the second day of early voting, just 1.51 percent of all registered voters had cast their ballots, including mail-in ballots.
While a primary runoff election doesn't have the appeal of a general election, it's still important. There are only two races on the Travis County Republican ballot, including the runoff for U.S. Representative Lamar Smith's (R) seat.
There's also a run-off for that same race on the Travis County Democratic ballot, along with two other congressional seats, two state representatives and the runoff for governor. Lupe Valdez and Andrew White are battling it out to see who will face off against Governor Greg Abbott (R) in November.
Early voting is open until Friday and election day is May 22nd. In both Travis and Williamson counties, voters can cast their ballots at any open voting center.