Early voting is still underway through November 2 and voters have made their way to the Atascosa County Election Administrators office at the Annex building in Jourdanton.
Voters can still cast their vote now through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sample ballots can be found online at www.pleasantonexpress.com.
Election Day is next Tueday, November 6. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Please see the polling locations on page 14.
What is needed to vote
To cast a ballot during Early Voting or on Election Day, voters should present their voter registration card or in lieu of a voter registration card, at least one of the following:
1. A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by the Texas Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, even if the license or card has expired;
2. A form of identification that contains your photograph and establishes your identity;
3. A birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes your identity;
4. Your United States citizenship papers;
5. Your United States passport;
6. Official mail addressed to you by a governmental entity; or
7. A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
For more information on the elections process in Texas, please visit www.Vote- Texas.gov
While the Presidential Election is on everyone’s minds, here in Atascosa County, local races should also get voters to the polls.
The Sheriff’s race will see Republican candidate David Soward facing Democrat candidate Eliseo Perez. In Precinct 1, incumbent Constable Percy Medina (Dem.) is being challenged by Adam MacKinley (Rep.). Precinct 2 Constable Antonio Saucedo (Dem.) will face Edward Richter (Rep.). Incumbent Lonnie Gillespie (Rep.) in the Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race will be up against David Caballero (Dem.)
Also on the ballot are uncontested races consisting of 81st Judicial District Attorney Rene Pena; Atascosa County Attorney, Lucinda Vickers; Tax Assessor/Collector,
Loretta Holley and Precinct 3 Commissioner, Freddie Ogden; Constable Precinct 3 Rick Luna; and Constable Precinct 4 William “Bill” Meadows .
The City of Christine is the only municipal election that will be held. While Mayor Odell Vasquez drew no opponent, at-large alderman incumbents Vicente Valero and Christi Castellano have one opponent, Olga Esquivel.
Somerset ISD will have two polling places in Atascosa County for their election. District 4 seat incumbent Robert Sanchez will face Sean Patrick William.
Jourdanton will not hold elections for city nor ISD this year.
Charlotte ISD and the City of Charlotte drew no opposing candidates and will not have elections as well.
For more information, contact the Atascosa County Elections Administrator Janice Ruple, 914 N. Main, Jourdanton, TX 78026 or call 830-769-1472.