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A city council race in Dilley has gone undecided in the May 1 elections and will be subject to a new election scheduled for June.
In their bids for election to Place 2 at the council table this month, incumbent Joanne Rodriguez and challenger Nathan Rodriguez received the same number of votes, a result that requires a second election to determine the winner.
Each candidate garnered 212 votes in the final tally after election day, Saturday, May 1. Councilor Joanne Rodriguez is vying for a second term in office while her challenger is making his first bid for election.
Section 2.002 of the Election Code indicates that a candidate must earn a plurality, more than 50 percent, of the ballots counted in order to be named the winner of the election, and that another election must be called in the event of a tie.
The law also requires the second election to be announced no later than five days after the canvass of the results of the first election.
Dilley city councilors were scheduled to vote Tuesday night, May 11, on setting the new election date for Place 2 as Saturday, June 12.
The Election Code requires the second election to be held between 20 and 30 days after the first election.
If the new election date is approved by a council vote, early voting will begin on Tuesday, June 1, and run through Tuesday, June 8. A Saturday, June 5, polling station will be set up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall. The polling station at City Hall will be open throughout election day, June 12.
The candidates’ names will be in the same orders on the second election ballot as they were on the first.
Other council members elected to office in Dilley took their oaths Tuesday evening, May 11, and include Mayor Gilbert Eguia, who prevailed over incumbent Mary Ann Obregon and challenger Gilbert Ortiz to win the seat; and new Councilor Inelda Rodriguez, who defeated incumbent Alexandria Inocencio in the race for Place 1.