People rush to the polls to get ballots in for March primaries


Thousands of people turned out to vote for the primaries.

Several schools throughout West El Paso were open as polling places.

The scene at Mesita Elementary seemed to have the most active voter turnout.

Cassandra Telles says Mesita Elementary is known for having a lot of voters showing up.

“So we got a lot of people coming in. Everybody has been very friendly and very welcoming. It's been a great area. It’s also very busy here,” Telles said.

Green Beam is a UTEP professor. He says he has voted in every election since he was 18 years old.

“I live right around the corner so literally I was walking home from campus and decided to stop here to vote before going home,” Beam said.

Parul Heribhie says she voted because she wants a change in her community.

“There’s a lot of support and momentum going on. People want change,” Heribhie said.

Overall, everyone we spoke to said it is important to vote so their voices can be heard.

“I don't want to hear people complain if they didn't vote,” said Lyda Mess Garcia, from West El Paso.

Polling places were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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