Early voting begins in Cameron County as polls officially open

A man walks past a sign directing voters to the early voting polling location Tuesday, May 2, 2023, outside the San Benito Community Building. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)
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Early voting for the Nov. 7 Special Joint Election is under way in Cameron County as of Monday, with city elections, tax rate propositions and state constitutional amendments on the ballot for voters to decide.

Hours at all early voting locations are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3. Early voting runs through Nov. 3.

On the ballot are two school district tax-ratification propositions, for the Brownsville Independent School District and the Point Isabel Independent School District, along with 14 constitutional amendments.

Also, Juan Sierra and Kevin Michael Montes are vying for the Board of Trustees Place 3 seat, and Jesus “Toy” Amaya is running unopposed for Place 4, in the Los Fresnos Consolidated ISD General Election. In the city of Los Fresnos General Election, Alejandro Flores and Rosa Munoz Vallejo are on the ballot for mayor, while Albert “Al” Escobedo and Joe C. Macias are competing for the Place 3 council seat.

South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty is running unopposed to remain in that office, while Rees Langston and Tally Ragsdale are vying for Place 4 on the city council.

The City of Santa Rosa holds a special election for Proposition A, which would adopt a four-year term for mayor and aldermen “providing that the term of the mayor and aldermen currently elected shall remain at three years; and further providing that at each subsequent election … the term to be voted upon shall be four years.”

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS:

Brownsville:

>> Main Office Cameron County Judicial Complex, 954 E. Harrison St.

>> Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd.

>> Southmost Public Library, 4320 Southmost Rd.

>> Cameron County Brownsville Annex, 835 E. Levee St.

>> Brownsville ISD Administration Building, 1900 E. Price Rd.

>> Cameron Park Community Center (El Centro Cultural), 2100 Gregory Ave.

Harlingen:

>> Cameron County Harlingen Annex Building, 3302 Wilson Rd.

>> Harlingen Cultural Arts Center 576 76 Dr.

San Benito:

>> San Benito Community Building, 210 E. Heywood St.

Los Fresnos:

>> Los Fresnos Community Center, 204 N. Brazil St.

La Feria:

>> American Legion Hall Post 439, 219 E. Commercial Ave.

Port Isabel:

>> Port Isabel City Hall City, commission chambers meeting room, 305 E. Maxan St.

Rio Hondo:

>> Rio Hondo Municipal Center, Bates Training Center Room, 121 N. Arroyo Blvd

Santa Rosa:

>> Maria Luisa Ruiz Guerra County Annex Building, 116 Santa Vista

Los Indios:

>> Los Indios Community Center, 309 Heywood St.

South Padre Island:

>> SPI Community Center, 4501 Padre Blvd.