El Paso sees low voter turnout on May 6 election

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Voting places across the city are showing low voter turnout. Austin High school had less than 100 people cast their ballot at their site as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. A fire station in central El Paso had less than 200 voters turn out as of 1:30 p.m. Meanwhile, at Scotsdale Elementary there were only 96 voters who cast their ballot at that location as of 3:30 p.m.

Voters who did turn out were surprised by the lack of lines to vote. That's why some said they brought their children out with them so they can be prepared for when it's their turn.

"I want him to see how important it is. I want him to know how to do it. I can't tell him to do it if I don't do it so I have to be the example," Andrea Rios, from East El Paso, said.

"It's a great example. It's something that we have to do and he was asking, 'Well who are you voting for?' He had questions so as we do things with them we don't realize it sometimes but it's a learning experience," Brenda Romero, from Far East El Paso, said.

Both women also brought their mothers out to cast their ballot, making voting a family affair.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

Voting result:

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