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Voting booths are open today, July 3rd for Victoria's new mayor.

With all of the hustle and bustle of the upcoming weekend, anticipating one of the most patriotic holidays, you may have forgotten that this Saturday, July 3rd, voting polls are going to be open from 7 am to 7 pm for the Victoria mayoral election.

What's more American than the right to vote?

Before you pop the fireworks or the brewski, you can exercise your 15th amendment rights by getting to the polling centers in Victoria to cast your ballot!

Normally we don't have elections midyear but sadly our dear friend and mayor Rawley McCoy passed away unexpectedly earlier this year in March. He had served 2 of his 4-year term. We wrote a tribute to Rawley's service on March 6th which you can read below.

Who is running?

We have three eligible candidates this year who are running in this mid-year election. You can read about each of these men on their personal Facebook pages but here they are in alphabetical order; Emmet Alvarez, Jeff Baulknight, and David Crook.

We wish each of these men the best of luck and thank them for their service to the community as well.

Where can we vote?

Making time to vote in this election might be tough to coordinate with the upcoming holiday, but we encourage you to do so and wanted to provide you with a list of voting locations brought to you by the Victoria County Elections office located at 2805 N. Navarro St.

You are welcome to call on them with any questions you may have as well at 361.576.0124 or visit their website here.

Photo Credit Victoria County Elections Office
Photo Credit Victoria County Elections Office

See you at the polls this Saturday, July 3rd.

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