All Agua Special Utility District voters will receive a new voter registration card in the mail by the end of the week.
According to a news release from the utility district, the Hidalgo County Elections department mailed out over 19,200 voter registration certificates to registered voters in the Agua SUD region to be used in all upcoming elections through December 31, 2021.
“Due to Agua SUD updating their boundary lines, the new voter registration certificates will replace the one previously issued in December 2019,” the release stated. “The Hidalgo County Elections Department asks that each voter review the information on the reissued certificate to make sure that everything is correct and up to date.”
The update in the boundary lines occurred last December when the Agua SUD board of trustees approved a switch from city- and county-based seats to single-member districts so that each areas have equal representation on the board.
Their upcoming election will be held in November after the board voted to postpone their May elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic and county orders to prevent public mass gatherings.
The May election would’ve been Agua SUD’s first election under its recently implemented single member system.
The districts up for election are districts 1, 2 and 3 which are overseen by Esequiel “Zeke” Ortiz, Homer Tijerina and Franco Lopez, respectively. Lopez, cousin of Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo “Rigo” Lopez, was sworn into office in January after former director Rogelio Hernandez III stepped down to serve in the La Joya City Council.
Ortiz, Tijerina and Lopez will face business owner Maribel Diaz, educator Adolfo Mendez and business owner Esmeralda Solis, respectively.
Agua SUD registered voters who do not receive their certificate in the mail by Wednesday, June 24, are urged to contact the Elections Department at 956-318-2570 and to visit the Elections Department website at www.hidalgocounty.us/elections for updates and election information.