Election day for the run-off between Democrat Pete Gallego and Republican Peter Flores comes to a close on Tuesday in what could be a low contested race across Texas District 19. Both Candidates are hoping to get elected to the vacated Senator seat left open when Ex- Senator Carlos Uresti resigned after being indicted and found guilty on felony charges.
Election day will be on Tuesday, September, 18 and hopes increased voter participation are bleak.
Locally there are approximately 29,000 registered voters but less than 5 % are expected to vote.
The vacated District 19 Texas Senator seat has been vacant since defunct Senator Carlos Uresti resigned on Monday, June 14 after he was convicted on 11 felony charges four months prior. Uresti had been holding the seat until he finally heeded calls from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to step down.
The initial race drew much interest and had many candidates run for the position. In the end, the only two standing and set to face in a run-off election were Gallego and Flores.
Election day voting sites have been consolidated and are as follows; Precinct 1A,1B,1C, will all be voting at Memorial Junior High School located at 1800 Lewis St.
Precinct 2A and 2B will be voting at the San Luis Elementary located 2090- A Williams St.
Precinct 2C and 2 D will vote at Rosita Valley Elementary located at 735 Rosita Valley Rd.
Precinct 3A and 3B will vote at Seco Mines Elementary located at 2900 Diaz St. Precinct 3C will vote at the Quemado Community Center located at 20160 U.S. HWY 277.
Precinct 4A, 4B, 4C and 4 D will be voting at the Eagle Pass High School Girls Gym on 2020 Second St.