Early voting ends with record turnout

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ
Staff Writer
reporter@sbnewspaper.com

Elections graphicEarly voting is officially over in San Benito but not before producing what may be a record turnout, according to local officials.

San Benito CISD Business Manager Emma McCall reported approximately 1,741 ballots were cast for the school board elections during early voting. In comparison to the 2012 school board election, a total of 1,321 ballots were cast.

“That’s the most we’ve ever had,” said McCall, who recalled that the nearest significant turnout being 1,608 in 2006. “We’ve never hit 1,700.”
According to City Secretary Lupita Passement of the City of San Benito, as of presstime approximately 1,287 ballots were cast in the municipal elections during early voting. There were 761 early votes cast in the 2012 City Commission election.

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