Number of early voters declines

HARLINGEN — Early voting fell short of ballots cast in the city’s last may-oral election.

A steady number of vot-ers went to the polls to cast early ballots from April 25 through yesterday for Saturday’s election.

Mayor Chris Boswell faces former City Commis-sioner Jerry Prepejchal, retired police Lt. Joe Rubio and businessman Kenneth Benton.

In the race for the Dis-trict 2 City Commission seat, incumbent Commis-sioner Tudor Uhlhorn faces former Commis-sioner Frank Puente.

On the last day of early voting, city and school officials kept the polls open until 8 p.m. to help more voters cast early ballots.

“It’s steady,” City Secre-tary Amanda Elizondo said of the turnout. “But it’s less than the last (mayoral election).”

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