San Elizario mayoral candidates draw numbers for ballot spots

San Elizario mayoral candidates draw numbers for ballot spots
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:34pm

As El Paso political candidates made last minute preparations ahead of Tuesday's citywide primary election, candidates from the newly-incorporated city of San Elizario made the trip to El Paso's County Courthouse.

Monday afternoon, two of the candidates vying to become San Elizario's first mayor along with a representative for a third candidate drew numbers to determine the ballot order for the May 10th special election.

A representative for San Elizario resident Carlos Guerrero drew the first ballot position, incorporation organizer Maya Sanchez drew the second slot, and retired military member Paul Johnson drew spot number three.

Five at-large alderman seats are also up for grabs.

El Paso County Elections Administrator Javier Chacon told NewsChannel 9 there are roughly 2,500-3,000 registered voters in San Elizario.

"It's very important that they go out (and vote)," Chacon said.

San Elizario voted to incorporate back on November 5th, in part to avoid annexation by the City of Socorro.

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