Early Voting Off to Slow Start

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 8:06pm

EL PASO - Today was the first day of early voting, and it wasn't exactly a packed house.

In the city's runoff election, voters are choosing two seats on city council. Perhaps the most highly-contested race is in district one, between incumbent Ann Morgan Lilly and her challenger, Lyda Ness-Garcia.

We caught up with voters at the poll, who made it out early enough to make sure their ballots were counted.

"I think that whoever's running for office should not have $130,000 in IRS tax liens, another $30,000 in whatever other kind of judgements...and be responsible for the city's finances," said Ray Daily.

"We have a choice to make between two candidates and we made the choice. That's the candidate we prefer and we follow her. She says what she does and we're satisfied that we made the right choice," said Charles Doyle.

There's also a runoff in district 5 between Mike Noe and Mayela Mejia, who are both vying for Rachel Quintana's seat - she's not seeking re-election.

Early voting continues through June 7. The election, is June 11.

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