Monday, Oct. 24
First day of early voting
Friday, Oct. 28
Last day for elections department to receive mail-in ballot applications
Friday, Nov. 4
Last day of early voting
Tuesday, Nov. 8
El Pasoans can cast their ballot at any voting location on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Nov. 8, El Pasoans will make their choices for a wide range of elected offices, from justice of the peace to City Council to Congress. El Pasoans can cast their ballot at any voting location on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This voter guide focuses on local races. All candidates in local contested races were invited to respond to five questions on key issues in their races. Candidates who didn’t respond are noted.
Print versions of this voter guide are available in both English and Spanish at El Paso Public Library branches.
Conoce la guía completa de votación para El Paso en Noticias 26.
For information about statewide races, we recommend the League of Women Voters of Texas’ election voter guide.
Learn where candidates stand
- U.S. House District 16
- U.S. House District 23
- State Board of Education, District 1
- 8th Court of Appeals, Place 2
- Texas Senate District 29
- Texas House District 75
- El Paso County judge
- El Paso County Commissioner Precinct 4
- Justice of the Peace Precinct 7
- El Paso City Council District 1
- El Paso City Council District 5
- El Paso City Council District 6
- El Paso City Council District 8
- Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees
- Clint ISD Board of Trustees
City Council candidate videos
El Paso Matters and PBS El Paso created a digital series to show you where City Council candidates stand on key issues.
- District 1 candidates: David Jones*, Brian Kennedy, Analisa Cordova Silverstein, Freddy Klayel Avalos*, Deliris “DMB” Montañez Berrios, Lauren Ferris, Erin Tague
- District 5 candidates: Isabel Salcido, Richard Genera, Felix Muñoz
- District 6 candidates: Claudia Rodriguez, Benjamin Leyva*, Cristian Botello, Art Fierro
- District 8 candidates: Bettina Olivares, Chris Canales, Rich Wright, Cruz Morales Jr.
*Did not participate.
District 1 video playlist
These are the candidates who seek to represent the West Side and Upper Valley.
District 5 video playlist
These are the candidates who seek to represent the area east of Loop 375 which includes the El Dorado and Pebble Hills high school areas.
District 6 video playlist
These are the candidates who seek to represent the area just west of Loop 375 stretching from Montana Avenue to Interstate 10.
District 8 video playlist
These are the candidates who seek to represent South El Paso, Downtown and the areas around UTEP.
Frequently asked questions
How do I check if I’m registered to vote?
Check your registration status with the El Paso County Elections Department or the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election has passed.
Which elected offices will be on my ballot?
If you are a registered voter, you can view your sample ballot here. Creating your personalized sample ballot allows you to see which various districts you are in. Because of redistricting, many El Pasoans are voting in different districts this year for City Council, Commissioners Court and other offices.
Sample ballots for the various entities that are holding elections can be found here.
Can I vote by mail?
You can vote by mail in Texas if you are age 65 or older on Election Day; are sick or have a disability; are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; or are in jail but still eligible to vote. You can also vote by mail if you will be out of El Paso County on Election Day and during the early voting period.
When is my mail-in ballot due?
The elections department must receive your mail-in ballot by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 8) if the carrier envelope is not postmarked. If the envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, the elections department will accept it through 5 p.m. on Nov. 9.
After you send in your mail ballot, you can track it here.
How can I avoid ID problems on my mail-in ballot?
To avoid ID problems on your application or completed mail-in ballot, include both your Texas driver’s license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When and where can I vote in person?
You can vote at any of the county’s polling sites during the early voting period and on Election Day. Hours and locations can be found here.
What do I need to vote in person?
You’ll need one of seven acceptable forms of photo ID, which include a Texas driver’s license, U.S. passport book or card, or Texas personal ID card.