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Early Voting Begins For Dist. 1 Special Election

Early voting for the City of McAllen’s special election starts today and runs through Tuesday, January 16. Election day will be Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Early voting by personal appearance will be held at the following three locations:

• Fireman’s Pump House – 201 North 1st Street

• Palm View Community Center – 3401 Jordan Avenue

• Lark Community Center – 2601 Lark Avenue

Early voting hours are as follows:

Wednesday, January 3: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 4: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, January 5: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Monday, January 8: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 9: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, January 10: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, January 11: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, January 12: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, January 13: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, January 15: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 16: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Election Day will take place Saturday, January 20 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at one polling location, at Gonzalez Elementary, located at 201 Martin Ave.

The City of McAllen purchased new electronic voting machines that will be used for this election during both Early Voting and Election Day. Paper ballots will not be used for this election.

The machines are different than the ones owned by Hidalgo County.

McAllen’s District One runs from East Nolana Loop north and then west across Tenth Street to Monte Cristo Road.

The three announced candidates are Joseph M. Caporusso, Javier Villalobos and Timothy Wilkins. Caporusso is a podiatrist and former McAllen ISD Board member. Villalobos is an attorney and former Hidalgo County Republican Party Chair. Timothy Wilkins is a tax property consultant and real estate broker.

Voters in the sprawling northern most McAllen city district will be going to the voting booths to replace City Commissioner Richard Cortez, who has filed to run the March Democratic Party Primary for Hidalgo County Judge. Cortez’s announcement triggered his resignation although he will occupy the seat until a replacement is selected.

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