By COLE AVERY
San Benito News
Several races were left unsettled after the May election, including the race for the newly formed District 34 Congressional District. Other high-profile races include two Democrats’ bids for Cameron County District Attorney as well as the race for District Two State Board of Education.
Republicans will also choose their candidates for railroad commissioners and two Supreme Court justices, races that were settled on the Democratic side of the ticket.
Early voting in this election began last Monday and ended Friday.
Winners of Tuesday’s elections will meet in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Officials in the Cameron County election office said voters should bring either an ID or their voter registration cards with them to the polls. Only one is required to vote.
Officials also said voters should be aware what party they are registered with. Democrat and Republican polling sites are sometimes in different places, and a person may only vote in his or her party’s polling station.
Voters must also familiarize themselves which precincts they belong. A person may only vote in the precinct he or she lives in.
Democratic polling stations in San Benito are as follows:
Precinct 17 – La Encantada School, located at 35001 FM 1577
Precinct 18 – Fire Station 1, located at 1205 S. Sam Houston
Precinct 19 – San Benito Community Building, located at 216 E. Heywood
Precinct 21 – Frank Roberts Elementary School, located at 650 N. Biddle St.
Precinct 22 – Sullivan Elementary School, located at 900 Elizabeth St.
Precinct 40 – Fred Booth Elementary School, located at 705 Zaragoza
Precinct 50 – Ed Downs Elementary School, located at 1302 N. Dick Dowling
Precinct 51 – La Paloma Elementary, located at 35076 Main St.
Democratic polling stations in Los Fresnos are as follows:
Precincts 3 and 66 – Los Fresnos Community Building, located at 204 N. Brazil St.
Precinct 65 – Las Palmas Housing Project Community Room, located at HWY 100 and Orive
Democratic Rio Hondo voters, located in precincts 20 and 81, vote at the Rio Hondo Civic Center, located at 121 N. Arroyo.
Democratic voters in Los Indios, located in precinct 25, vote at the Los Indios Family Learning Center, located at 318 Heywood St.
Republican voters in San Benito vote in the following locations:
Precincts 17, 18, 19 and 51 – Fire Station 1, located at 1205 S. Sam Houston
Precincts 21, 22, 40 and 50 – Ed Downs Elementary, located at 1302 N. Dick Dowling
Republican voters in Los Fresnos, located in precincts 3, 65, 66 and 95, vote at the Los Fresnos Community Building located at 204 N. Brazil St.
Republican voters in Rio Hondo, located in precincts 2, 20, 81 and 99, vote at the Rio Hondo Civic Center, located at 121 Arroyo.