Early voting starts Tuesday.

There is a lot on the ballot for the March 6 joint primary election.

There are several statewide races, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott facing Republican primary challengers. The ballot also includes primary races for several local offices, including McLennan County District Attorney, and Precinct 2 and 4 county commissioner.

There also are 11 statewide propositions.

Thankfully, the McLennan County elections department posts sample Democratic and Republican ballots on its website. Picking the right ballot does require knowing which precinct you live in. So if you're unsure, go here and login.

No matter which McLennan County precinct you live in, you can vote Feb. 20 to 26 at any of the five early voting sites:

  • McLennan County elections administration office
    Records Building
    214 N. Fourth St., suite 300, Waco
  • Robinson Community Center
    106 W. Lyndale Drive
  • First Assembly of God Church
    6701 Bosque Blvd., Waco
  • Waco Multi-Purpose Community Center
    1020 Elm St.
  • Hewitt Public Safety Facility
    100 Patriot Court

In case you missed it, the Tribune-Herald Editorial Board conducted a series of Q&As for many of the contested primaries.

Texas House District 12

U.S. House District 17

McLennan County Precinct 4 commissioner

McLennan County Precinct 2 commissioner

Cassie L. Smith has covered county government for the Tribune-Herald since June 2014. She previously worked as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.