Voter registration ends today for May 4 municipal election

April 5, 2019

If you plan to vote in the May 4 municipal election, today is the last day to register to vote if you haven’t done so already.

You can register to vote at the Cameron County Elections and Voter Registration Office located at 1050 E. Madison Street in Brownsville. Voter registration will continue until 6 p.m. today.

There are several seats up for grab in the Brownsville City election including that of mayor, District 1 and 2 commissioners and commissioner at-large A.

Mayoral candidates include incumbent Tony Martinez who is being challenged by former city manager Charlie Cabler and attorney Juan “Trey” Mendez III.

Running for Commissioner At-Large “A” are Jessica Puente Bradshaw, John Cowen, Carlos Guerrero and Ismael Hinojosa. Vying for Commissioner District 1 seat against incumbent Ricardo Longoria Jr., are Nurith Galonsky, William Garza and Michael Rodriguez. Running against incumbent Jessica Tetreau for Commissioner District 2 are Patricio Ahumada and Catalina Presas-Garcia.

According to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office, you are eligible to vote if:

>>You are a United States citizen

>>You are a resident of the country where you submitted the application

>>You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on Election Day

>>You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole): and

>>You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Early voting for the May 4 election begins April 22. The last day to apply for ballot by mail is April 23. The last day of early voting is April 30.

For more information, contact the Cameron County Voter Registrations Office at (956) 544-0809.