Early Voting Location Vandalized
by: Laurie Johnson, December 7, 2009 9:12:19 pm
The crooks took-off with two county computers, a modem, a printer and a scanner in the break-in at the Julia C. Hester House in northeast Houston. Kevin Mausey is the chief deputy at the Harris County Clerk's Office.
"The equipment that people vote on, the eSlate, was secured. We had our technicians check them out and they verified that they are secured and the votes that have been cast and the votes that will be cast are safe and secure."
The computers that were stolen did contain names and addresses of voters, information that's already available to the public, but not social security numbers or how they voted. Mausey says at this point, the break-in appears to be completely random.
"It's one of those things that happens periodically. We don't believe that were targeting an early voting facility. The building itself was burglarized and other things were taken throughout the building."
Early voting in Saturday's city of Houston run-off election ends at 7 pm tomorrow.