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Early voting starts Tuesday

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Early voting starts Tuesday for the March primaries for governor.

On the Republican side, Governor Rick Perry is running against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and business woman Debra Medina.

The Democratic primary has former Houston Mayor Bill White facing off against haircare mogul Farouk Shami.

Before you cast your ballot, local election officials want to make sure you know the rules - especially if you voted in the other party's primary in the past.

"They have to pick one - either the Republican or Democratic primary, but they are not bound to the one they may have voted in the past," said Kathryn Nealy, the Gregg County Election Administrator. "Each year you can choose to vote either the Democratic primary or the Republican primary."

If you can't early vote in the primaries, the regular primary election day is March 2nd.

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