Early Voting around Harris County has begun and will run through October 29, 2021. You can vote early at any location in Harris County. You can find your sample ballot by clicking here.
On the ballot are eight (8) state propositions and you may also have local school and college board trustee races on your ballot, so, your sample ballot is the best way to find out what’s up.
My ballot will look like this:
State Propositions (Ballotpedia Explains The Propositions)
Prop 1 – Adds pro rodeo foundations to list authorized to hold raffles. (FOR)
Prop 2 – Allows counties to issue bonds to finance redevelopment of towns and cities. (FOR)
Prop 3 – Forbids local government from prohibiting or limiting religious services (when something like COVID-19 or some sort of disaster occurs and the decision is made for the protection of residents). (AGAINST) (Explanation)
Prop 4 – Changes the eligibility requirements for judges to run for office. (FOR)
Prop 5 – Extends State Commission on Judicial Conduct’s power over judicial candidates. (FOR)
Prop 6 – Allows group home residents to name an essential caregiver with visiting rights. (FOR)
Prop 7 – Allows surviving spouses, 55 or older, of disabled persons a limit on school district property taxes. (FOR)
Prop 8 – Allows surviving spouse of military member killed in action to a property tax exemption. (FOR)
Position 4 – Debby Pepper (Endorsed by TSTA)
Position 5 – Randal Stewart
Position 6 – Ronald Franklin (Endorsed by TSTA)
Position 7 – Damon Barone (Endorsed by TSTA)
Bond Prop A – FOR (Bond Descriptions)
Bond Prop B – FOR
Bond Prop C – FOR
Bond Prop D – FOR
While I do not reside in Houston ISD, I do have some favorites.
District I – Elizabeth Santos
District V – Sue Deigaard
District VI – Holly Flynn Vilaseca
District VII – Anne Sung
And, while I await the outcome of whatever is going on with my own HCC trustee, my favorites for whom I am not able to vote are:
HCC District 3 – Adriana Tamez
HCC District 8 – Eva Loredo
Get your voting done early. Otherwise, you can vote on November 2.