Early Voting in City Runoff
by: Jim Bell, June 1, 2009 11:06:44 pm
This is the runoff to fill the Houston City Council seat left vacant when former councilman Adrian Garcia was elected Harris County Sheriff. It features the top two vote-getters in the May election: Houston Police officer Ed Gonzalez, who got 31 and a half percent of the vote, and former high school teacher Maverick Welsh, who got about 27 percent of the vote.
District H includes the Heights, areas just west and just east of downtown, and much of the north side between Loop 610 and Little York on both sides of I-45, east to highway 59. Harris County Clerk spokesman Hector de Leon says only people who live in this district can vote.
"There are approximately 90 thousand or so registered voters in District H. We had about 4100 vote on May 9th. If you're one of those 4100 obviously you can vote again."
But, you can still vote in the runoff even if you didn't vote on May 9th, as long as you were eligible to vote on May 9th. De Leon says there are three early voting locations.
"One is at Moody Park, which is on Fulton in north Houston. One is at Ripley House, 4410 Navigation. And we have our central early voting site, which is the Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston, on the first floor."
Early voting in person runs every day this week including this weekend, and ends on Tuesday June 9th. Runoff election day, with many more voting locations in the precincts is Saturday June 13th.
Jim Bell, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.