Early voting for AISD bond, board underway until Oct. 30

Early voting for Aldine ISD’s $798 bond referendum and school board election is underway and will run through Friday, October 30.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on November 3.

Registered voters can vote at any polling location in Harris County during the early voting period.

A list of early voting times and locations is available at www.harrisvotes.com. Listed below are early voting sites in and near the Aldine community:

Lone Star College – Victory Center – 4141 Victory Drive

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center – 6719 W. Montgomery Road

Hardy Senior Center – 11901 West Hardy Road

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library – 22248 Aldine Westfield Road

If approved by voters, the $798 million bond referendum would provide for the construction of new schools, major renovations of some of the older schools in the district, security and technology upgrades and other projects to meet the growth needs of the school district over the next five years.

In addition to the bond election, Aldine ISD will hold a trustee’s election on November 3 for Positions 1, 2, 6 and 7.

Patricia Ann Bourgeois holds the Position 1 seat. Tony Diaz opposes Bourgeois in the Position 1 race.

Paul Shanklin holds the Position 2 seat. Carleen “Jinx” Kerr opposes Shanklin in the Position 2 race.

Merlin D. Griggs holds the Position 6 seat. He is running unopposed in the Position 6 race.

Dr. Viola M. Garcia holds the Position 7 seat. She is running unopposed in the Position 7 race.

Harris County reminds voters that in 2011, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14 creating a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. Voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas elections. Below is a list of the acceptable forms of ID.

Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph

United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

United States passport

For more information about voter identification, contact the Harris County Election Department at (713) 755-5792.