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.
Come join fellow Democrats for fun and fellowship as we continue watching the Presidential debates together at the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters. Next Tuesday, BAND will host a party for the one Vice Presidential debate at the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters at 1020 W. NASA Pkwy., Suite 204 in Webster. We'll start gathering for refreshments at 7:30 p.m., and the debate begins at 8 p.m. The headquarters is in the shopping center at the corner of I-45 and NASA Parkway.
Join us for the Constitution Day party 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Bay Area Democratic Headquarters! Enjoy good company and refreshments while we honor our country's basic governmental values and design. Special guests will be those who have more recently been able to enjoy these liberties and participate in choosing our leaders, including those we have recently registered to vote. Party attendees will receive a free pocket-size Constitution and will watch Khizr Khan's speech from the Democratic National Convention.