Early Voting Begins Next Week
by: Rod Rice, October 16, 2009 9:10:37 pm
The two week early voting period ends on Friday October 30th. Hector de Leon with the Harris County Clerks Office says there will be plenty of time for voters to get to the early voting locations.
"The first week of voting voters can vote from 8 to 4:30. There is a weekend in between and on that Saturday voters can vote from 7AM to 7PM and on the Sunday from 1 to 6 and then the last week of early voting the polls will be open from 7AM to 7PM."
Questions about hours and locations in Harris County can be answered online at harrisvotes-dot-com.
De Leon says this election cycle there will be a new early voting polling site at the Crosby ISD Administrative Building.
"It's an area where if you actually looked at a map of Harris County, in the past there's a big gap in between going to Kingwood and going to Baytown, so we've addressed that gap and put one right in between."
And, as far as voter turnout...
"You never know, but we do know that when there's an open mayoral election in the City of Houston, the vote tends to be up a little."
De Leon says a joint election with the open mayor's race and constitutional questions could draw as many as 320-thousand or as few as 200-thousand based on turnout in past elections.
Rod Rice, KUHF-Houston Public Radio News.