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Election Day: Polls Open throughout West U Area | InstantNewsWestU.com

Election Day: Polls Open throughout West U Area

November 6, 2012

The polls are open throughout the West U area.

The following voting precincts are being utilized in West U:

15: Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway at Bissonnet, Houston 77005

87: West University Elementary School, 3756 University Boulevard at Edloe Street, Houston 77005

133: West University Colonial Park Recreation Center, 4130 Byron Street, Houston 77005

183: West University Community Building, 6104 Auden Street at Rice Boulevard, Houston 77005

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart urged voters to visit www.HarrisVotes.com to find their polling location, study their sample ballot and review the acceptable list of credentials for voting before heading to the polls.

Stanart stressed that redistricting had changed the polling location for 20 percent of the county’s voters, visiting the website will help make certain residents go to the correct location. Unlike early voting, voters must cast their ballot at their home precinct.

“It is crucial voters verify their voting location,” Stanart said. “On Election Day, voters must vote at the precinct where they are registered to vote.”

This year, Harris County voters can expect to see at least 56 contests on their ballot.  Some voters will see even more as 22 political subdivisions have placed 33 non-partisan contests and 43 propositions on the ballot.

“I ask everyone to take the time to study the candidates and the issues before voting at your Election Day voting location,” Stanart said.

Stanart offered the following tips to help make the voting process easier:

Review your voter specific Ballot at www.HarrisVotes.com.  You can bring a copy into the voting booth.

Study the candidates and issues before voting.  Be an informed voter.

Find your Election Day voting location at www.HarrisVotes.com.

Familiarize yourself with the voting equipment. An eSlate demonstration can be found at www.HarrisVotes.com.

Make sure you take an acceptable form of identification to the poll.  A voter certificate is all most voters need.

Do not wait until the last three hours on Election Day to vote.  Lines could be long.

Exercise patience and understanding.  Poll watchers may be present at some polls. Texas law allows duly appointed poll watchers to observe activities at the poll.

“Election Day Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you are in line at 7:00 p.m. you will be allowed to vote,” Stanart said. “Have a great election and after the results are reported, may we all join together as Americans.”

Election results will be posted as soon as they are available. The early voting results will be provided in the initial report. Limited ballot results along with the initial overseas and military ballot results will be posted at the end of election night.

Overseas and military voters have an additional five days for their ballot to be received per the National Help America Vote Act.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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