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Voters head to polls on Nov. 5

HARRIS COUNTY – For those voters that have not cast an Early Ballot, the polls will be open Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 am to 7 pm. Major issues on the ballot are 10 Texas Constitutional Amendments, a city of Houston election of Mayor, Comptroller, and Councilpersons, a $3.5 Billion bond referendum for METRO, and in Aldine the election of new school Trustees in four positions. For the first time, votes may be cast in any location, not just your neighborhood.

ALDINE SCHOOL BOARD

There are four open positions on the Aldine School Board this year.

For Trustee Position 1, Steven Moore, Jimmy Edward Morales, Jamail Johnson, and William “Randy” Bates are running.

For Trustee Position 2, incumbent Paul Shanklin is running unopposed.

For Trustee Position 6, Kimberly Booker, Danny Spears, and Rickey Tezino are running. Booker is the incumbent.

For Trustee Position 7, Viola Garcia, Terkara Cormier, and Nico Mathews are running. Garcia is the incumbent.

METRO BOND ISSUE

Proposition A on the ballot would authorize a $3.5 billion bond issue, to be used for METRO street improvements, mobility projects, and other facilities. Funds for this work would come from the existing Sales Tax, and there would not be any additional taxes required. Projects included in this proposal are a new MetroRapid Bus System, more HOV lanes, and extension of the MetroRail system.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Texans will vote on 10 new Constitutional Amendments on November 5th. The issues addressed include a state income tax, creating a flood infrastructure fund, and funding for the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas. The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) conducts research on each amendment to provide fair and unbiased information to Texas voters.

VOTING LOCATIONS

BakerRipley East Aldine Campus
3000 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX 77039

Hardy Street Senior Citizens Center
11901 West Hardy Road
Houston, TX 77076

Acres Homes Multi Service Center
6719 West Montgomery Road
Houston, TX 77091

Northeast Multi Service Center
9720 Spaulding Street
Houston, TX 77016

County Attorney Conference Center
1019 Congress Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

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