Voters across West Texas today will cast their ballots in a special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, who stepped down after a jury found him guilty of 11 felonies.
The race for Senate District 19, which includes Brewster County, pits Republican Pete Flores, a retired game warden, against Democrat Pete Gallego, a former U.S. and state representative.
Voters in Brewster County will have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast their ballots.
Nearly 19,000 voters in Senate District 19 — which spans across 17 counties, including 400 miles of the southwest border — cast ballots during early voting, according to the San Antonio Express News.
In Brewster County, more than 1,100 votes were cast during early voting.
The special election will fill a seat in the Texas legislature after former state Sen. Carlos Uresti’s resigned from office. Uresti was convicted on 11 felony charges including money laundering and various counts of fraud.
Voters in Brewster County will have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast their ballots. You can find your polling location below.