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Early voting underway for March 2020 Primary Election

With Election Day only a few weeks away, voters from around the area and around the state can get a head start via Early Voting.

This year’s Early Voting period will be from Tuesday, February 18, 2020 through Friday, February 28, 2020.  Election day is set for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The information and links below are courtesy the El Paso County Elections Department.

Early Voting Stations (PDF)   |    Election Day Polling Places (PDF)

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March 2020 Primary Election   Early Voting | Ballot by Mail

Sample Ballot

Accessible Sample Ballot (This site allows you to mark your sample ballot online and print it for your own reference)
Democratic Party (PDF)
Republican Party (PDF)

Early Voting Daily Report

Pursuant to Texas Election Code, Section 87.121, the El Paso County Elections Department will provide a roster with information on persons who voted an early voting ballot by personal appearance or an early voting ballot by mail. This list will be updated each business day approximately one hour after ALL Early Voting Sites have finished processing voters for that day. This list is available for candidates and campaigns to download.

If the list will not be available that evening due to delays, we will post a notice informing when the list should become available.

To download the file to your computer:

1. Right click on the link
2. Click on “Save Link As”

Election Boards

All Election Board meetings are closed to the public unless appointed as a Poll Watcher under the Texas Election Code, Sections 33.051 and 33.055. All meetings are located at the El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio Avenue, 79901, 3rd Floor Atrium.

Signature Verification Committee

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Early Voting Ballot Board

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Central Count Opening Board

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Op-Ed: El Paso’s Registered Voters Must Show Up on Election Day. NO EXCUSES

Don’t be one of the 92% of registered El Paso voters who sit out the election to Netflix the night away.

It is said that a city which brings out only 8% of its voting public on Election Day deserves the leadership it gets.  And this truism has proved itself in painful clarity with our current crop of representatives inhabiting City Hall.

While campaigning, our mayor looked El Paso squarely in the eye and promised that he would “hold the line on taxes” because we could ill-afford to raise them given the financial predicament our city is in.  He didn’t waste a minute backpedaling and breaking his word after winning his election.

Most of our current city council reps have been complicit in systematically raising our taxes without so much as a No Vote on behalf of their constituents.

What does El Paso’s pathetic level of voter participation tell us?

It states loud and clear that there is an eroding state of apathy, ignorance and inertia plaguing our city.   It reveals our City leaders’ penchant to exploit our lack of interest and understanding by systematically sliding taxes under our noses to accomplish questionable agendas.

It says we don’t care.

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Did you know…

…that the mayor and city council have issued over $125 million in non-voter approved Certificate of Obligation debt to make up for underfunded projects and to pay for budget increases we never agreed to, i.e. tripling the cost of the children’s museum to $60 million?

…that twelve current 2012 Quality of Life projects are on average almost 50% overbudget?

…that money set aside to pave El Paso’s crumbling streets is underfunded by $32 million every year according to El Paso CFO Robert Cortinas?

…that the mayor and city manager advised the Central Appraisal District to increase our property values several percentage points this year knowing that El Pasoans already pay the 2nd highest property tax rates in America in respect to our average yearly incomes?  (El Pasoans earn an average of $20,150 per year while the rest of Texas averages over $30,000 per year)

…that the mayor has stated the arena will more than likely cost at minimum of $250,000,000 to complete?  This figure doesn’t include peripheral costs like yearly maintenance and employee salaries, parking garage construction, traffic modifications, etc.

…that City leaders continue to hand out multi-million dollar tax breaks to real estate investors and their projects, robbing El Pasoans of taxes otherwise due and keeping citizens shouldering 70% of the tax burden while the private sector only pays around 30% of the taxes required to run our city?

…that this is systematic fiscal abuse committed upon El Pasoans by our public servants.

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It’s time we cared.

We are charged with the sacred American responsibility to cast our votes and affect change in our government. Sitting out elections while we wring our hands and complain about poor and abusive leadership is inexcusable and a neglect of our city, families, friends and ourselves.

City Council has four seats open on November 6, three of them are incumbents who have proven to have appetites to continually tax us with impunity.

If we honestly care about El Paso and it’s future, it’s time we voted for candidates who are fiscally responsible and will stand up to our mayor and city manager and say NO to raising our taxes at their every opportunity.

It’s time we elected candidates who demand government transparency, citizen participation in improving our city, ethical behavior from themselves and an end to abusive taxation and overbudget QOL projects.

Do it for El Paso.

Vote.

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Jud Burgess is a local graphic designer, business owner, and blogger who is involved in local activism efforts.  WEBSITE  /  James No Bond on FB

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