The deputy voter registrar training scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Area 5 Headquarters in Pasadena has been cancelled because of inclement weather. Jennifer Halvorson, Area 5 Democrats president, is working to reschedule the training. The Bay Area Sierra Club meeting, also scheduled for Jan. 18, has now been cancelled. Stay home and be safe.
BAND will celebrate the holidays with a dinner instead of a monthly meeting in December. The BAND Holiday Party will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, 1330 Bay Area Blvd., Friendswood 77546, next to Baybrook Mall. Please purchase tickets early so we can plan for adequate food and seating. Tickets are $22 for a regular plate and $20 for a vegetarian plate. They are available for purchase at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/band2016.
While the national election results were horrifying, we rocked locally! Harris County is once again blue, along with Bexar, Dallas, Travis, Fort Bend and El Paso Counties in Texas. Our voter registration and get-out-the vote efforts paid off. Democrats unseated Republicans in the sheriff's, district attorney's and tax assessor-collector-voter-registrar's office. Democratic incumbent district judges and those challenging Republicans all won their races.
Join fellow Democrats for an election watch party beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters. The headquarters is in a shopping center at the corner of NASA Parkway and I-45. The address is 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204 in Webster. We'll watch the returns on a big screen and share some refreshments.
You can save yourself a wait in line for voting if you are eligible for ballot by mail. To be eligible, you must meet one of the following criteria:
-- away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;
-- sick or disabled;
-- 65 years of age or older on Election Day, Nov. 8;
-- confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, Voter Registrar's office has announced the schedule for early voting and has posted individual sample ballots.
Early voting hours
Monday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 28: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30: 1 - 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31 - Friday, Nov. 4: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.