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The city of Pearsall has seen a low early turnout at the polls as a hotly contested mayoral election begins.
According to records filed at Pearsall City Hall, only 50 votes were cast on opening day of early voting.
There are 4,422 registered voters for the city.
Incumbent Mayor Ben Briscoe faces challenger and former mayor Albert Alvarez; Edward Carrizales is hoping to unseat Place 5 Councilor Tiffany Talamantes; Aurora Garza and Eugene Rodriguez are vying for Place 6 after incumbent Lionel Gandara opted to not seek re-election; former Councilor Brenda Trevino is challenging incumbent Davina Rodriguez for Place 7.
Early voting continues through Tuesday, May 2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Pearsall ISD school board elections are underway this week with the early voting site across from the junior high school.
Candidates in the PISD trustee races include Place 1 (3-year term) incumbent Mari Benavides facing opposition from Lindsey Bell. Place 2 (3-year term) incumbent Louisa Martinez will see a challenge from Matthew Aguilar, while in Place 4 (unexpired term) Juanita G. Rendon will take on Adriann Lozano Ramirez. Ramirez was appointed to the seat formerly held by her sister, Rochelle Camacho, who was elected as Frio County Judge in November 2022.
Election day is Saturday, May 6; voters can cast ballots for the city council and school board at Ted Flores Elementary School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.