Popular Voting Site May No Longer Be Available

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

It's campaign season and that means it's go time for campaign workers trying to get you to vote for their candidate. After this election Providence Health Center may no longer be available because of complaints filed by the community. Webb county elections administrator, Oscar Villarreal is currently in talks with the centers director.

"The problem he mentioned is the poll watchers. They demand chairs, foam cups, and brought coolers. It's a mess."

According to recent complaints these campaign workers are unruly and affecting patients in need of services at the center. Still Republican party chair, Randy Blair says losing this site is unfortunate.

"It’s our busiest poll this primary and because of a few people everyone’s going to suffer."

Before Providence Health Center became the hot spot for voter’s people would cast their vote at Mall Del Norte, but because of similar problems had to stop voting from happening there to.

Republican party chair, Randy Blair says, “It's not the first time we lost a good polling site, a similar situation at the mall. They didn't want to deal with the electioneers and they didn't do it any more.”

Campaign workers line the streets in front of the health center. Rosalinda Gonzalez votes here and has witnessed the problems first hand.

"There’s a lot of yelling and blow horns, it's uncomfortable to drive by.”

The elections office is currently in talks with the health center director and hopes things will work out.

Webb county elections administrator, Oscar Villarreal says, "We're trying to work with him, and I hope we don't lose it."

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