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2018 Midterm Elections

Early Voting For Texas SD 19 Special Election Begins

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Republican Pete Flores, left, and Democrat Pete Gallegos are vying for the Texas Senate Distrct 19 seat vacated by Carlos Uresti. Early voting begins Monday.

Early voting for the special election runoff to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti in Texas Senate District 19 begins Monday and runs through Friday.

Democrat Pete Gallego, a former U.S. and state representative, and Republican Pete Flores, a retired game warden, emerged as the top two vote-getters in the July 31 special election.

Election Day is Sept. 18. The winner will serve the remainder of Uresti’s term, which lasts through 2020.

LISTEN | Senate District 19 candidate forum on TPR's "The Source"

Uresti resigned after being found guilty of 11 felonies, including securities fraud and money laundering. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and later vacated his seat.

In July, Flores received 34 percent of the vote, while Gallego got 29 percent. State Rep. Roland Gutierrez, who was eliminated from the runoff, received 24 percent.

The winner will represent SD 19, which covers more than 400 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border and encompasses roughly 17 counties, including parts of Bexar, Atascosa and Medina.

What's On My Ballot

Bexar County

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Friday.

Poll locations In Bexar County

Atascosa County

Early voting begins Monday at the Atascosa County Annex II building, at 914 Main St., in Jourdanton. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. Extended hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, call 830-769-1472.

Medina County

Early voting begins Monday at the Medina County Election Building, at 1202 14th St., in Hondo. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.

Vince Kong can be reached at vince@tpr.org or on Twitter @teamvincek