Just a friendly reminder that your democratically protected right to vote for your next United States congressperson is happening this Saturday, June 30 to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), who quit over sexual harassment allegations and misuse of taxpayer dollars to cover up the scandal.
This particular special election was called by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month and was dubbed an “emergency election” to name a congressman to fill the unexpired term of Farenthold, which runs until January. A new congressman will take over after January depending on the result of November's general election for the same seat.
Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at several locations in Gonzales and Waelder. They are:
• Pct 1, 12: Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph St., Gonzales
• Pct. 2, 11: Gonzales Master Gardeners, 623 N. Fair St., Gonzales
• Pct. 3, 7, 8: Gonzales City Building, 820 St. Joseph St., Gonzales
• Pct. 9: Waelder Community Center, 311 Hwy. 90 W., Waelder