RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — Just a few days from early voting a lawsuit in starr county is blocking two out of three polling locations. The lawsuit against Rio Grande City CISD.The district s now trying to figure out other options for you, the voter. Antonia Castillo is part of one of the communities being affected in this lawsuit. Castillo lives in a community called La Victoria which until a few day ago was designated to have polling location offered by Rio Grande City CISD for early voting.
These documents prohibit the district from using the Victoria Community Center and the El Cenizo Park building for Monday’s elections.
The lawsuit states the district is only allowed use the Old Central Cafeteria in Fort Ringgold as a place to cast early ballots. In some cases, that means more that 15 miles away for some of the residents living in the outskirts of town.
District officials are asking for answers from the county for the measure that’s creating travel and distance inconveniences for the voters.
We spoke to Victor Canales, Starr County attorney who says the commissioners’ court denied the two polling locations in a previous meeting and told Fox 2 News this shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone.
Meanwhile residents are trying to figure out other ways to cast their early ballots. Some commenting off camera that the lawsuit is a tool to effect the outcome of the elections.