And the winner is…December 16.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced a special runoff election to fill the vacancy in Senate District 17 to be held on Dec. 16, 2008. A special election to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Sen. Kyle Janek was held during the November 4 general election; however no candidate received a majority of the votes, as mandated by state law.
Early voting will run from December 8 through December 12.
Not December 20, as I had surmised (I had this funny idea that runoffs and special elections were generally held on Saturdays – not sure if I was nuts to think that or not), but still, nine days before Christmas, and not a single minute of voting to be held on a weekend. You think the Republicans might be hoping for miniscule turnout here? If you want to help combat that, get thee to a Bell campaign HQ location and do what you can.