Vote 2017

UPDATE: Polls Close In Harris County

A poll worker said she was “surprised” about the turnout at the West Gray Multi-Service Center

Campaign signs outside the polling location at the West Gray Multi-Service Center.

Polls in Harris County closed at 7 p.m. and, although some political analysts predict a low turnout in Tuesday’s election, a poll worker said it generated interest at the voting facility located at the West Gray Multi-Service Center.

Jessie Goins told Houston Public Media she was “surprised” about the turnout she saw.

While Goins was watching the polls inside, campaign worker Nancy Higgs was out in the parking lot. She was working to get some last minute support for her candidate for school board.

“I think even though my kids are grown and gone that it’s very important how we educate our kids and how we manage our schools,” said Higgs. “Whether you have a child that age or not, it’s critically important to your whole community. You’re raising your next citizens for the community.”

There was one big difference this year at the West Gray polling location because voters were signing in on an iPad instead of signing a book.

Along with school board elections, Houston voters are deciding on several bond issues along with statewide constitutional amendments.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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