With one day left in early voting for the May election, the preliminary voter turnout suggests that El Paso voters are interested in the election outcome. The likely voter motivator seems to be Proposition K, the climate charter amendment. Over $1 million in voter outreach has been spent by groups looking to influence the vote on the climate charter.

El Paso News analyzed the voter turnout through Sunday, April 30 for the early voting period. The turnout, with two days left, shows a significant uptick in voters from 2021 and 2022.

May 6 2023 Early Voting Turnout Through April 30

More voters seem to be voting in person as the preliminary data shows that less mail-in ballots are being processed by the election’s department. However, the preliminary data does not include mail-in ballots received yesterday or today, the last day to cast an early vote.

Proposition K, also known as the climate charter, seems to be driving the voters to the polls. However, the preliminary data suggests that older voters, who are unlikely to support the climate charter, are the ones casting the votes. Should this trend continue Saturday, May 6, it is unlikely that the climate charter will be adopted by El Paso voters.

Early voting ends today. Election Day is May 6.

El Paso News will continue to monitor the election and report our findings as they become available.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...