Early voting continues in primary runoff elections

MGN Online

Registered voters continue to participate in early voting for the July 14 primary runoff elections.

As of Tuesday evening, 3,063 ballots had been cast in the runoff elections, according to records provided by the Cameron County Elections and Voter Registration Department.

Of that number, 2,967 ballots were cast in the Democratic Primary runoff while 96 votes were cast in the Republican Primary runoff. Early voting ends July 10.

There are three seats up for grab on the Democratic Party ticket which include a runoff for county sheriff between incumbent Omar Lucio and former district clerk Eric Garza, a runoff for the 138 state District Court seat between Gabriela “Gabby” Garcia and Helen Delgadillo, and a runoff for state senator District 27 between incumbent Eddie Lucio Jr. and Sara Stapleton Barrera.

On the Republican ticket there is a runoff between incumbent Pedro Delgadillo and Norman Esquivel Jr. for Cameron County Constable Precinct 1.

Cameron County has more than 212,000 registered voters, and officials hope all will participate in the electoral process.

Officials said staff is taking extra precautions to control the spread of coronavirus in the community as cases continue to rise. Although there is hand sanitizer readily available, guidelines from the Texas Secretary of State recommend that voters bring their own.

Early voting continues through Thursday with polling locations open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting will resume from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It will continue next week where early voting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 6 through July 10.

martinez@brownsvilleherald.com