Tag: Elections Department

Texans Can Cast A Vote Without An ID

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — A provisional law allows texans to cast their vote even if they don’t have an ID. A federal judge approved a plan that states that it will not be mandatory for Texans to present an ID in order to vote. Under the new agreement, anyone without an ID can sign a declaration stating they are a U.S. Citizen and present proof of residence, such as a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck. This mandate does not replace the seven forms of identification, but is an addition to the current requirements providing an opportunity for...

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Corpus Sues Ochoa For Voter Fraud

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Today Marcos Ochoa’s lawyer and representatives from the elections department were present at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. In the lawsuit, Arnaldo Corpus is calling for a new election.  He claims that the voter count during the runoff elections was incorrect. Former candidate for Justice of the Peace from Hidalgo County Precinct 3, Place 2, Arnaldo Corpus submitted a lawsuit to dispute the election results from the May 24th election,  in which Marcos Ochoa won. According to the lawsuit, there were a significant amount of illegal votes counted to influence the election results. In a fox 2...

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Supreme Court ‘One Person, One Vote’ Decision could have Impacted District Lines

Because of a case that originated in Texas, the Supreme Court decided that one person still means one vote. This decision could have affected how our district lines could be drawn. The Supreme Court decision ruled unanimously on Monday that states may count all residents when drawing electoral districts including those who are not eligible to vote. That means 40% of the population in Hidalgo County according to the Eagle County elections Department congressional districts would look very different. “All these congressional districts the result would be that they would be reduced because they would no longer be based...

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Hidalgo County Modernizing Voting Equipment

Out with the old in with the new, the Hidalgo County Elections Department announced it is looking to upgrade their voting equipment. County residents were invited to an open house where they were able to test voting machines from the only two state certified vendors. This after the current 10-year-old machines are soon to become obsolete. The new devices would improve calibration, backup security, and ease of use. The county commission will finalize its choice within the next couple of...

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