For the third day in a row, early voting in Hidalgo County has exceeded the pace set by the last presidential election four years ago.
53,751 voters cast their ballot during the first three days of early voting, according to unofficial results released Wednesday evening by the Hidalgo County Elections Department.
During the 2012 presidential election, only 34,883 votes were tallied at the same period four years ago, according to the elections archive on the Hidalgo County website.
Previously, we reported the first day of early voting Monday, Oct. 24 had a count of 23,457 mail-in ballots and votes at the polls.
Last week, the Progress Times published an overview of the six candidates vying for three spots on the Palmview City Council. This week, to better prepare our readers, we are publishing an overview of 9 of the 10 candidates vying for four seats on the La Joya ISD school board.
Also available tomorrow in our print issue: a list and schedule of all the early voting locations in Hidalgo County. Be sure to pick up a copy of the paper tomorrow when it hits newsstands!