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Here’s what you need to know about El Paso ISD and Socorro ISD school board elections

Four seats are up for grabs on both the El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees and the Socorro Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Trustees play an important role in school districts. They set goals for student outcomes, determine funding priorities, approve the annual operating budget, set property taxes and oversee the superintendent, who they hire and fire.

We created this voters guide to help you decide which candidate you want to see represent you.

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Which seats are up for election?

Trustees serve a four-year term.

In EPISD, the District 1, 3, 4 and 5 seats are up for election.

In SISD, the District 2, 3, 4 and 5 seats are up.

Key dates to know

  • April 19: First day of early voting
  • April 20: Last day to apply for ballot by mail
  • April 27: Last day of early voting
  • May 1: Election Day

How to cast your ballot

First, go here to make sure you’re registered. The deadline to register to vote in this election has passed.

Go here to find early voting polling site locations and hours. Election Day polling sites, found here, are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

You can vote at any polling site in the county during early voting and on Election Day.

Remember to bring a photo ID when you go vote, such as a Texas driver’s license, Texas personal identification card or U.S. passport.

If you’ve applied to vote by mail, the El Paso County Elections Department must receive your mail-in ballot by May 1. If it’s postmarked by 7 p.m. that day, it will be counted as long as the department receives it by 5 p.m. May 2.

If you have more questions about the election process, go to the El Paso County Elections Department website or call them at 915-546-2154.

Watch our candidate forums

EPISD Candidates

SISD Candidates

Reporter: Molly Smith

Design and Audience: Michaela Román