POSTED: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:20pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 4:15pm
Starting tomorrow morning, 18 polling locations will be open for those who missed the early voting period.
The early voting numbers are in and according to Elections Administrator, Roger Ortiz, the city could not have had a better turnout.
"We’re over twice as much whereas many voters as it were in 2007 when the similar election went on."
5592 Brownsville residents didn't hesitate nor procrastinated and headed to the polls before everyone else this past week. The last day to vote early was this past Tuesday. Since then, election workers have been preparing for what should be a very busy Saturday for 18 locations.
"Everything is set up already for tomorrow. All the equipment is in place. All the preparations have been made and we're ready for our election workers to start working at 7 in the morning tomorrow."
Ortiz expects a much smoother election day than the previous elections in November when there were issues in the Cameron County Judge’s race.
"The issues that we had the last election had to do with a recount afterward, after the elections. The process, the procedures haven't changed. The security of the election has changed, with the exception that we've enhanced them."
Ortiz says he's keeping track of every single document on a daily basis and is now providing different forms so there is no sort of mix-up.
"Everything matches everything else. If there's one serial number for example, it'll reference another serial number on a box or whatever so we're taking more precautions as far as that's concerned, more documentation of what goes on."
For those of you who didn't cast your votes early, you have from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. tomorrow to do so. As long as you're in line by 7 p.m. at your designated polling location, you will be allowed to vote. Make sure to bring your voter registration card or a photo ID.