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Ready, Set, Vote: Checking In on Houston Polling Places

It’s Election Day — finally! Voters across the region are casting their ballots today for President, Congress, state representatives, judgeships and other offices. HISD voters are considering a proposition over how to pay money to other school districts under the Lone Star State’s recapture policy. Harris County voters are deciding who will serve as Sheriff and […]

Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIt’s Election Day — finally! Voters across the region are casting their ballots today for President, Congress, state representatives, judgeships and other offices.

HISD voters are considering a proposition over how to pay money to other school districts under the Lone Star State’s recapture policy. Harris County voters are deciding who will serve as Sheriff and District Attorney, among other offices.

And while the majority of Texans voted early, you can still expect some significant lines at times today. And how about right now?

Well, we check in with News 88.7 reporters around the region, starting with Laura Isensee at Ripley House Neighborhood Center on Navigation, in Houston’s East End. Then we head outside the loop to News 88.7’s Amy Bishop, who’s at a polling place in Katy. And finally, we turn to Houston Matters’  Paige Phelps at the Third Ward Multi-Services Center on Ennis Street. The Third Ward, of course, is a predominantly African-American neighborhood, and that’s yet another group whose turnout today could have a significant impact on results.

After we check in on polling places around the region, we discuss some lingering election issues with Houston Chronicle editorial writer Joe Holley, and News 88.7’s News Director Dave Fehling.

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