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Few D4 voters taking advantage of early voting

Friday, January 14, 2022 by Jo Clifton

After four days of early voting in the special election to choose District 4 Council Member Greg Casar’s successor, the district’s voters seem unenthusiastic, despite the wide range of choices they have in the seven candidates. According to data from the Travis County Clerk’s Office, only 460 voters had cast ballots as of Thursday night. That’s about 1.33 percent of the nearly 35,000 registered voters in the district. Candidates for the seat are Isa Boonto, Melinda Schiera, Jade Lovera, Amanda Rios, Monica Guzman, José “Chito” Vela, and Ramesses II Setepenre. Early voting for the Jan. 25 election will continue through Jan. 21, although polling locations will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For a list of polling locations, see the county clerk’s website.

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