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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:28 PM

Harris County (Houston, Texas Metropolitan rea) to offer drive through voting

10 drive-thru voting sites give Harris County voters a safer option for casting ballots

Drive-thru voting offers Harris County residents a safer, more convenient option to vote early or on Election Day.


VERIFY: How drive-thru voting will work at NRG Arena

Author: Michelle Homer
Published: 4:03 PM CDT October 2, 2020
Updated: 3:29 PM CDT October 8, 2020
HOUSTON ó A lot of people are understandably concerned about voting in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thatís one of the reasons a record number of voters have requested mail-in ballots. But now that Gov. Greg Abbott has limited counties to one drop-off location for those ballots, most voters would have to drive miles out of their way or take their chance with the post office.

https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/politics/elections/drive-thru-voting-locations-in-harris-county/285-9dcab117-45c8-473c-9d70-3841b05643db

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cannabis_flower Oct 2020 OP
pecosbob Oct 2020 #1
babylonsister Oct 2020 #2
yellowdogintexas Oct 2020 #4
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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. Even with all of it's faults I have alwas loved Houston

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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:34 PM

2. Props! Love this! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 11, 2020, 12:02 AM

4. It is a wonderful idea. I hope they have a better set up for the voting than ours

We have so called curbside voting for folks who can't come into the building and every precinct is supposed to use it if needed. It is a nightmare.

They are probably using a different brand of equipment. Our system is wonderful, unless we need to do a curbside.

The other really cool thing is a new law which allows us to vote at any open precinct on Election Day. We will have approximately 200 voting locations in Tarrant County and I think Harris will have 500. Not only does this eliminate the problems of arriving at the wrong polling place at the end of the day with no time to go to the right one, it also gives us an opportunity to find a less crowded voting site. I have 6 within a 5 minute drive from my house.

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Sat Oct 10, 2020, 11:55 PM

3. our county elections office set up drive through booths all around the perimeter of the building

for handing in the mail in ballots. They started taking the ballots last Monday. I think they have 8 stations

Last Monday was the last day to register. The Elections Office was clogged with folks bringing in registrations all day - the office was supposed to close at 5 pm, but they stayed open until 10. There were 6 drop off points for the registration forms; the traffic control was excellent and moving well - still the line of cars went down the street and around a corner to another street.

I really would like to know how many new registrations were taken on Monday.

Things are going to look different down here, I can feel it

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