Sen. Lucio, Stapleton Barrera among races on ballot today

Pandemic or not, the primary runoff election is here.

Following an early voting period that drew 13,186 ballots cast, voters will have the final say in several races on the Democratic and Republican ballots.

Among the most heated races on the Democratic ballot is the District 27 seat pitting incumbent and longtime state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. against Sara Stapleton Barrera.

Also, state Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, faces Mary “M.J.” Hegar for an opportunity to unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in November.

For railroad commissioner, Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo and Chrysta Castañeda are on the Democratic ballot as well.

In Hidalgo County, the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 will be between Democrats Charlie Espinoza and Jaime Rene Chavana.

Ryan Krause and Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez are on the Republican ballot for a chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, in November for Gonzalez’s District 15 seat in Congress.

Republicans Mayra Rivera and Laura J. Nunn will also be squaring off for Precinct Chairman 96.

The Elections Department encourages voters to follow safety prevention measures while at polling locations including self–screening for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever,
cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain and etc, wearing facial coverings, following safe and clean voting procedures by disinfecting and washing hands, and practicing social distancing.

Facial coverings will be available to voters who may forget to bring one.

Voting will be held between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.



Sgt. Fernando de la Rosa Library, 416 N. Tower Road, Large Meeting Room North Side


Alton Recreation Center, 349 W. Dawes Ave., Room No. 1


Amigos Del Valle, 1408 Silver Ave., Main Entrance


Edcouch Fire Station, 200 W. Santa Rosa Ave., Main Entrance


UTRGV, 1201 W. University Drive, Student Union Building

Elections Annex Bldg., 317 N. Closner Blvd., “Rear” Warehouse Annex Room

San Carlos Endowment Center, 107 N. Sunflower Road, Conference Room


Elsa Fire Station, 216 E. 4th St., Chambers


Granjeno City Hall, 6603 S. FM 494, Conference Room


Hidalgo City Hall, 704 E. Ramón Ayala Drive, Council Chambers

La Joya

La Joya Youth Center, 604 Salomon Chapa Drive, Gym


Crockett Elementary School, 2112 N. Main St., EOC Training Room

Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave., Exercise Room

Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Road, Exercise Room


Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 28212 S. FM 2058, Parish Hall


Mercedes Civic Center, 520 E. 2nd St., Main Entrance


Mission City Hall, 1201 E. 8th, Community Room

Bannworth Classroom, 1822 N. Shary Road, Classroom 1


Palmview Parks & Recreation, 406 W. Veterans Blvd., Gym


Peñitas Public Library, 1111 S. Main St., Meeting Room


Development & Research Center, 850 W. Dicker Road, Lobby/Conference Room

Jose Pepe Salinas Center, 1011 W. Kelly Ave., Small Hall


Progreso Community Center, 510 N. FM 1015, Main Entrance

San Juan

San Juan Fire Station No. 2, 2301 N. Raul Longoria Road, Conference Room


Sullivan City Pavilion, 500 Cenizo Drive, Pavilion


Business Visitor & Event Center, 275 S. Kansas, Conference Room A & B

Mary Hoge Middle School, 2302 N. International Blvd., Gym

Stephen F. Austin School, 514 W. 4th St., USDA Building