Election officials say it's important to cast your vote.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 1:04pm

Campaign workers got off to an early start on Tuesday at polling locations, but the voter turnout was lower than election officials were hoping for, Daisy Martinez has more.

 

This was the secene outside of Burns Elementary school in Brownsville and on the other side of the town, campaign workers were also hard at work at Christ the King Church. Cameron County Elections Administrator Rogelio Ortiz says the county was hoping for at least 27,000 voters for the primary election with 10,000 residents casting their votes early.  Garza-Perez says it takes more than colorful signs, campiagn vehicles and workers to draw a good voter turnout. Ortiz and Garza-Perez both agree that the more voters make their voices heard in Cameron county, the more the state and county will hear the voice of the Rio Grande Valley.  She says using your right to vote also gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your community.

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