Early vote count reaches 281 cast
May 11, 2013 | 1646 views | 1 1 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Almost 300 voters cast ballots during the early voting process at City Hall, according to City Secretary Barbara Treviño.

In all, 281 ballots were cast in all five wards between April 29 and May 7.

As expected, the heaviest voting came on Monday and Tuesday, the two days when the polls were open 12 hours at City Hall.

Only 32 votes were cast there on April 29. Wards 1 and 5, in which residents are choosing a City Council representative, each had seven voters. But Ward 4 had eight voters that day.

Sixty-one voters cast ballots on Monday with the majority of those, 23, voting in Ward 5.

Tuesday saw the largest turnout with 105 persons casing ballots.

Of those, 36 votes were cast in Ward 5 and 25 were cast in Ward 1. Twenty-one residents voted in Ward 3 that day and 16 votes were cast in Ward 4.

Ward 2 had the lowest turnout on the final day with only seven voters.

By the end of the day Tuesday, when the polls closed for this year, 87 votes had been cast in Ward 5, 58 votes had been cast in Ward 1 and 21 votes had been cast in Ward 3.

Ward 4 ended up with 16 early votes cast by personal appearance and Ward 2 had 37 votes cast.

Treviño said not all mail-in ballots had been counted by this week and that her office would receive mail ballots until Saturday afternoon.

She said one woman asked to vote by machine but her vote did not count because she did not enter her complete, four-digit code into the device. That will count the same as an unmarked paper ballot.
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May 11, 2013
results? do we have to pay even higher taxes?