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Amendments, San Elizario Incorporation, council seats at stake, sample ballots and polling locations enclosed.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:56am
If you plan on heading to the polls today, there are some new changes that you need to know about. For the first time first time ever, voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to vote.
The Texas Legislature passed the bill in 2011 and this is the first election that the change will be implemented. Under the new law, the name on a voter’s photo ID must appear exactly as it does on your voter registration card.
El Paso County Elections Administrator Javier Chacon says several different forms of ID will be accepted.
"If they don't have a driver’s license, their Texas ID or they can take their passport, which is either the booklet, or the card, or if they have a military ID, or if they have also from the DPS, the photo ID with a concealed handgun, also that ID is also valid at the polls”, Chacon said.
Some big issues locally include San Elizario's efforts to incorporate; residents there will decide whether they're for or against it. Socorro and Horizon City will be selecting new city leaders.
In Las Cruces, the following candidates will be on the ballot for the November 5 municipal election.
District 3 Councilor
1. Olga Pedroza
2. Bev Courtney
District 5 Councilor
1. Gill M. Sorg
2. David B. Roewe
District 6 Councilor
1. Cecelia H. Levatino
2. J. Mark Cobb
3. Curtis J. Rosemond
Municipal Judge II
1. Kieran F. Ryan
2. Ben A. Longwill