If the early voting turnout is any indication of voters’ interest in this election season, the County anticipates a busy Election Day on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  Tomorrow marks the last chance for voters in Hidalgo County to voice their choice in the 2010 General Election. 

Hidalgo County voters turned out in droves to select their choice among gubernatorial, state and local candidates during Early Voting over the last two weeks.  Over 51,000 Hidalgo County voters placed their vote at one of 24 polling places throughout the County, which is an encouraging turnout.

“We have done well, but we need to do more,” said Hidalgo County Judge Rene A. Ramirez.  “Washington and Austin will pay closer attention to our area on important issues such as education, health care, and transportation, when we show Hidalgo County’s strength in numbers,” Ramirez continued. 

“Our office is here to assist those who have any questions or need more information about the election,” said Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon.   “It was encouraging to see such a high turnout during Early Voting, and we look forward to a busy Election Day tomorrow.”

Registered voters who were not able to vote during early voting are urged to make time on Tuesday to vote at their precinct location.  Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm, and polling locations are listed on the County website.  If voters are unsure of their precinct location, they can contact the Elections Hotline at 956-318-2570.   Voters will need to bring their baby-blue voter registration card or valid identification to place their vote. 

For more information, visit the Elections website at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/elections.