Election Information

The City Secretary Office is responsible for managing municipal elections. This includes serving the candidates who want to run for office, assisting Council with placing issues on the ballot, validating petitions for items that may appear on the ballot, receiving campaign finance reports from local candidates, officeholders and political action committees as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL)

To the registered voters of the City of Del Rio, Texas:
(A los votantes registrados de la Ciudad de Del Rio, Texas:)

Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. May 05, 2018, for voting in a general election to elect Councilperson-at-Large Place C, Councilperson District I, Councilperson District II, and Mayor.

(Notifiquese por la presente, que las casillas electorales citados abajo se abrirán desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 5 de Mayo de 2018 para votar en las Elección General para elegir por General Posicion C, por Consejal Districto I, Consejal Districto II, y Mayor.)

On Election Day, voters must vote in their precinct where registered to vote.
(El Día de Elección, los votantes deberán votar en su precinto donde están inscritos para votar.)

Location of Election Day Polling Places
(Ubicación de las casillas electorales el Día de Elección)

District I -  Municipal Building - City Hall - Council Chambers
109 W. Broadway St.
Precinct Number
(Número de precinto)

10B, 30B, 40
District II - Del Rio Civic Center - Red Oak Ballroom
1915 Veterans Blvd.
22A, 30A, 31
District III - San Felipe Memorial Middle School Cafeteria
1207 W. Garza St.
10A, 11, 12, 21, 22B

For Early Voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below:
(Para Votación Adelantada, los votantes podrán votar en cualquiera de las ubicaciones nombradas abajo.)

Location for Early Voting Polling Places
(Ubicación de las casillas electorales de votación adelantada)

Del Rio Civic Center - Red Oak Ballroom
1915 Veterans Blvd.
Days and Hours of Operation
(Días y Horas Hábiles)

April 23 (Mon.) - April 27, 2018 (Fri.)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April 28, 2018 (Sat.)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April 29, 2018 (Sun.)
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April 30 (Mon.) and May 1, 2018 (Tue.)
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
(Las solicitudes para boletas de votación adelantada por correo deberán enviarse a:)

Generosa Gracia-Ramon
PO BOX 1267
Del Rio, Texas 78841

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on: April 24, 2018.
(Las solicitudes para boletas de votación adelantada por correo deberán recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el: 24 de abril 2017.)

Candidates running for City Council


 City Mayor
 Council At-Large-Place C
 Council District I
 Council District II
 Robert Garza
 Rene "Reno" Luna
 Mario Bosquez
 Jim DeReus
 Bruno "Ralphy" Lozano
 Lee Thomas Keenen Jr.
 Alfredo "Fred" Carranza Jr.
 Patricia Denice Reed
 
 Raul Cardenas Ojeda
 Mauricio Ivan Rojas
 David Scarbo
   Trinidad "Trini" Ramirez III
   
   Sean Anthony St. Germain
   
   Loida S. Arellano
   

Voting Districts & Precincts Maps


Vote Early by Mail

A registered voter is eligible for early voting by mail if the voter meets at least one of the following criteria:

Out of the country
  • The voter will be out of the city of the voter's residence on Election Day and during the hours of voting at the main early voting polling place during the part of the period for early voting by personal appearance remaining after the voter's early voting application is submitted to the city secretary/early voting clerk. If the voter does not submit the application before early voting by personal appearance begins, the voter is ineligible for early voting by mail unless the voter is absent from the city when the application is submitted.
Disability
  • The voter has an illness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at the polling place on Election Day.
Age
  • The voter is 65 years of age or older on Election Day.
Confinement in Jail
  • The voter is confined in jail at the time the application is submitted. Serving a misdemeanor sentence for a term that ends on or after Election Day; pending trial after denial of bail; without bail pending an appeal of a felony conviction; or pending trial or appeal on a bailable offense for which release on bail before Election Day is unlikely.

Voter Registration Information

Qualified Voter
Election Code Sec. 11.001 and 11.002. A person meets the age requirement for voting on the day before his 18th birthday (Sec. 1.016)
  • 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Citizens of the United States
  • Not disqualified as mentally incompetent
  • Not disqualified as a convicted felon
  • Resident of the state on the day of the election
  • A registered voter on the day of the election
Qualified Voter: Registered voter who meets all other requirements for voting. A registration becomes effective on the 30th day after the day the application is submitted to the registrar or on the date the applicant becomes 18 years old, whichever is later. (Sec. 13.143)

Eligibility to Vote (Election Code Sec. 11.001)
  • Be a qualified voter as defined above
  • Be a resident of the territory covered by the election for the office on which the person desires to vote
  • Satisfy all other requirements for voting prescribed by law for particular election.
Acceptable forms of Identification (ID) for voting per Election Code 63.0101:
  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person's photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States Passport
In order to vote in any election, the Voter Registration Application must be postmarked no later than 30 days prior to the election. Visit the Secretary of State's website to file a Voter Registration Application online or to change your name or address.

Other Important Election Information

In order to ensure that the Election process is transparent, fair and open to all, there are several websites and government bodies, you can contact with questions or concerns. Below are some helpful links and contacts. For more information, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (830) 774-8680.

  • VOTExas.org - provides election information in an easy to understand format.
  • Texas Ethics Commission - gives guidance to candidates and political parties to maintain equality for all involved in the election process. The Commission oversees political advertising and financial disclosures. The Commission can be reached by phone at 512-463-5800.
  • Texas Secretary of State - serves as the Chief Election Officer for the State of Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws through the State. They can be reached by phone at 800-252-8683