Willacy: Big turnout at the polls expected

Election 2016

RAYMONDVILLE — Voters are expected to turn out in strong numbers today as Willacy County District Attorney Bernard Ammerman and longtime County Commissioner Fred Serrato face heavy opposition in the Democratic Party primary.

Contested races include bids for constables’ badges in which three incumbents’ seats are up for grabs.

The winning candidates will face no opposition on the county’s Republican Party ballot.

Strong early voter numbers hint at a big Election Day turnout, Democratic Party Chairman Lefty Cavazos said yesterday.

Voters cast 1,450 early ballots during the two-week period in this county that has 11,929 registered voters. That surpassed the number of voters who cast early ballots during the 2012 primary election, whose ballot included a presidential race.

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