Early El Paso Voting Races and Polling Information
Firefighter salaries and health insurance, City Council and school board races, and what could be the largest school bond proposal in El Paso history are just some of the items in front of voters beginning today with early voting.
Voters living in the Ysleta Independent School district will vote yes or no on the $451.5 million bond issue to build and renovate schools.
Clint Independent School district residents will have a say in approving or voting down a an $80 million bond sale to upgrade buildings in that district.
Four El Paso City Council seats are up for grabs. Six candidates are trying to replace current City Rep. Ann Morgan Lilly who, because of term limits, can no longer run for office.
Current City Rep. Dr. Michiel Noe is in a race with one opponent to represent Far East El Paso.
In South East El Paso, current City Rep. Claudia Ordaz is running against one opponent for her seat on Council.
Current City Rep. Courtney Niland represents south West and Central El Paso, and is facing one opponent for her seat.
Voters will have a say in the City's contract fight with El Paso firefighters over their wages and benefits. If the firefighter's union and the City come to a contract agreement before election day, however, the early votes cast will not count.
El Paso, San Elizario, Socorro and Ysleta independant school districts have seats on their school boards up for grabs.
With this election, EPISD will come out from under the board appointed by the TEA after a huge cheating scandal two years ago that landed then Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia in jail for fixing grades. Three trustees will be elected to join the four trustees who were elected in 2013 and have been waiting to take their seats on the EPISD board.
Two seats on the El Paso Community College Board of Trustees will also be decided.
Early voting begins today and continues through May 5th. Election day is Saturday, May 9th.