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Early Voting for the March 5, 2019 Special Runoff Election For State Representative District 145 begins Monday, February 25 and ends Friday, March 1. During the five day Early Voting period, five locations will be available to more than 70,000 registered voters within the district. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of the five locations from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Early Voting locations and schedule are as follows:
Harris County, TX Early Voting Schedule and Locations
March 5, 2019 Special Runoff Election For State Representative District 145
Location Address City Zip County Attorney Conference Center 1019 Congress Avenue Houston 77002 Moody Park Community Center 3725 Fulton Street Houston 77009 Ripley House Neighborhood Center 4410 Navigation Boulevard Houston 77011 HCCS Southeast College 6960 Rustic Street, Parking Garage Houston 77087 Harris County Scarsdale Annex 10851 Scarsdale Boulevard Houston 77089
Hours of Operation Day(s) Date Time Monday to Friday February 25 – March 1 7am – 7 pm
“The Harris County Early Voting locations for this election are only available to individuals who are registered to vote in State Representative District 145,” stated Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman.
For more information about the March 5 Special Runoff Election, voters may visit www.HarrisVotes.com or call the Harris County Clerk’s office at 713.755.6965. Voters may also visit the website to determine if they are eligible to vote in an upcoming election or review the sample ballot before going to vote at the polls.
Here’s the Chron overview of the runoff. These are the same early voting locations as for the initial election, but by law there are just the five days for it. I do believe we will have higher turnout in the runoff than we did in January, but it will be close. There’s not a lot of money in this race, nor is there a GOP-versus-Dem dynamic, and at least as of today there’s been basically no mud thrown. As is always the case, your vote counts for a lot in these low-turnout elections. I am voting for Melissa Noriega in this runoff, so get out there and either amplify or cancel out my vote as you see fit.
Meanwhile, we have a date in HD125.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday selected March 12 as the date of the special election runoff to replace former state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio.
The race for traditionally blue House District 125 has come down to Republican Fred Rangel and Democrat Ray Lopez. They were the top two finishers in the initial five-way contest earlier this month.
Early voting for the HD125 special election runoff begins March 4.
You know what I think about this one. Barring anything unexpected, this will be the end of the legislative special election season.