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Harris County Officials Push Early Voting with Billboard Campaign | InstantNewsWestU.com

Harris County Officials Push Early Voting with Billboard Campaign

October 4, 2012

With early voting in the Nov. 6 election less than three weeks away, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart and Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack have unveiled a countywide billboard campaign promoting early voting among the county’s 1.95 million registered voters.

The billboards have been prepared in conjunction with Clear Channel Communication.

The initiative is scheduled to run for 30 days, leading up to and beyond the beginning of the early voting period.

“As the county’s chief election official, I am very appreciative of the support Clear Channel is providing to encourage early voting in the upcoming election,” Stanart said.  “In an election year when the redistricting process may have changed voters’ Election Day poll, it is very important that voters heed the billboard message and vote early.”

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22 and ends Friday, Nov. 2.

In addition to several digital signs, Clear Channel donated 40 traditional billboards which are now posted across the county.

“We are proud to be a part of this campaign to reach Harris County voters.  These donated billboards will generate more than 3.8 million viewers each week for a total of more than 15 million viewings before early voting starts”, said Lee Vela, Clear Channel Vice-President of Public Affairs.

The billboards provide Harris County voters with important  information about voting in English, as well others languages covered by language provisions of the 1975 Voting Rights Act, including Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Radack emphasized that the objective of the billboard campaign is to promote early voting among all county voters.

Stanart also urged voters not to wait until the last day of early voting to cast their ballot. He also said a good deal of information for voters was available online.

“Early voting schedules, maps, voting requirements, Election Day locations and everything a voter needs to know to enable their participation in this election can be found at www.HarrisVotes.com,” Stanart said.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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