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EP Commissioners Court restores mobile voting

After a contentious discussion this morning, Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to restore $57,200 in funding for mobile voting in next spring’s party primaries.

UTEP political science professor Greg Rocha and others said parking the county’s three mobile voting vans for 11 days in the primaries would significantly reduce voter turnout.

Those vans would provide election polls at 33 locations during that period.

But the only organizations to speak up for restoring the funds commissioners cut last week were the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization and its sister group, Border Interfaith.

Voting against the funding were County Judge Anthony Cobos and Commissioner Dan Haggerty.

— David Crowder

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

October 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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