EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Voters around the Borderland will be heading to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in El Paso County. The early voting period ended on Friday, Nov. 3.
A total of 115 countywide voting centers will be open on Tuesday and voters can find the nearest vote center by visiting the Countywide Vote Centers page and entering their zip code.
The Countywide Vote Centers page can be accessed by clicking here.
In El Paso County, voters will be deciding the fate of 14 state-wide propositions.
The Texas Secretary of State’s Office is providing explanatory statements on each of the propositions. You can click here to find out more.
Prop. 11 would allow El Paso County to issue bonds to develop and maintain parks and recreational facilities, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. El Paso County does not have that authority under the Texas Constitution right now.
KTSM reached out to state Sen. Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso, about how Proposition 11 will affect El Paso County.
“It has a potential to stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for El Pasoans. It’s going to help attract and retain top talent in El Paso. And we need to provide unique benefits in our regions. Part of that is a safe community with with a lot of parks space to enjoy. ” Blanco said.
He also said that it would allow conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County to issue bonds for parks and green spaces.
The Village of Vinton will have three alderman positions on the ballot, but none are being contested, though there is a write-in slot listed for one of the positions.
In Horizon City, voters will be asked about annexing the Cochran Colonia subdivision into the Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
In Dona Ana County, Tuesday is also Election Day with polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election workers will end counting ballots at 11 p.m. and will continue the following day at 9:30 a.m., following new statutory law. You can click here for election information for Dona Ana County.
In Las Cruces, the mayor, three City Council seats and one Municipal Judge position will be on the ballot. Seven candidates are running for Las Cruces mayor to succeed Ken Miyagishima, who decided not to seek a fifth term.
The Gadsden Independent School District is seeking a $2 mill levy for capital improvements.