The Cameron County Elections Office announced Friday that it has begun mailing ballots to registered voters who requested a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 general and local elections.
A total of 2,358 ballots were delivered to the post office for distribution and voters should expect to receive them this weekend or next week, said Remi Garza, elections administrator for Cameron County.
Additional mailings will be made as more applications are received by the office and processed. Voters are encouraged to read and follow all the instructions included in the packet to return their ballots properly.
“Voters should be on the lookout for their ballots these next few days. With recent changes to the ballot by mail process due to Senate Bill 1, voters and anyone providing assistance should carefully read all instructions and the information included in the packets,” Garza said. “We hope people will mark them and return them quickly to avoid any unexpected delays. Please do not hesitate to call or visit our website for return instructions.”
Once voters have marked and sealed their ballots, they can place a stamp on the return envelope and drop it off at any post office or mailbox. They can also use a common carrier, such as FedEx and UPS or any commercial carrier in our community.
The elections office said voters can only hand deliver ballots on Election Day, with proper identification at the Cameron County Elections Office, located at 1050 E. Madison St. in Brownsville. The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. all day to accept the ballots that day.
Returned ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received at the elections office before 5 p.m. Nov. 9. The ballots will be reviewed by the Early Voting Ballot Board before they are accepted and counted.
For additional information, contact the Cameron County Elections Office at (956) 544-0809 or via email at [email protected]. Information can be found at cameronvotes.com.