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Today is Election Day

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Election Day is November 5th and thanks to countywide voting, more than 2.3 million eligible voters in Harris County may cast their ballots at the voting center of their choice. A total of 757 polling locations throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Countywide voting provides options and eliminates confusion,” said Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman. “Instead of having to find an assigned polling location, voters can choose a voting center that is most convenient to wherever they may be on Election Day.”

At the end of early voting, 137,460 people voted in person and 15,304 voted by mail, for a total of 152,764. This year’s Joint General and Special Elections ballot includes municipal and statewide races, several referendums, and 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

“We truly hope that all registered voters exercise their right to vote,” added Dr. Trautman. “Remember, every voice matters, be proactive and vote your way.”

Harris County voters can find individual sample ballots, Election Day polling locations, and utilize the new wait time feature at www.HarrisVotes.com. Mobile phone users can text VOTE to 1-833-937-0700 to find the nearest voting center.

Unofficial Election Day results will be posted on www.HarrisVotes.com as they come in on election night, starting at 7 p.m. with Early Voting and Ballot by Mail results. Official results will be posted after the canvass is completed.

More information on polling places is here, and you can search the nifty poll finder map to locate polling places near you. Lines are likely to not be too bad, but this is all a test for next year, when turnout will be off the charts. If you vote today, let us know what your experience was. I’ll round up all the results tomorrow.

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7 Comments

  1. brad says:

    If there is a run off in the mayoral race I hope it is Bill King that gets into 2nd place.

  2. Key Fob Betty says:

    Is anyone else surprised that “Mayor” James Galvan isn’t running? I was looking forward to voting for him this time.

  3. Darryl Jenks says:

    From your lips to God’s ear, brad.

  4. Mainstream says:

    Key Fob Betty, perhaps you are not aware that James Partsch-Galvan passed away in November of 2018.

  5. Brad says:

    Sorry to hear that Galvanism has died.

    I was really hoping he would bomb Switzerland as he promised in his senatorial campaign.

    A colorful figure who will be missed.

    RIP

  6. Key Fob Betty says:

    Heavens! I did not know. May he Rest In Peace. I’ll miss him.

  7. Manny says:

    James Partsch Galvan a character, I first met him in the 80s. He spoke the truth as he saw it.

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