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Early voting begins today: Houstonians cast their votes

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Don’t miss your chance to vote on the 2012 Houston Schools Bond Proposition – it’s at the very end of the ballot.
 
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Early voting for the November 6 General Election is underway in Houston and across Texas. As of mid-day, 17,372 people had cast their ballot in Harris County, which is on pace with turnout reported during the same period of the 2008 presidential election.  

In addition to the race for president, there are a number of local races and measures on the ballot, including the Houston Schools Bond. The $1.89 billion proposition is the very last item on the ballot. It would rebuild or renovate 38 schools in neighborhoods across Houston, upgrade technology across the district, renovate middle school restrooms, fund safety and security improvements, and upgrade regional field houses and athletic facilities.

Graduates from Austin High School were among the first people to vote at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center on West Gray. Jill Mussman, a parent of an HISD graduate, also voted early at that polling location.

 “I’m here so I don’t have to stand in line on Election Day,” she said.

Early voting runs from today until November 2. To see a list of polling places, visit harrisvotes.com.

After you cast your vote, send a “vote early” photo to hisdphotos@yahoo.com

Do you recognize these early voting zombies?

It’s getting close to Halloween, and there are some ghoulish efforts under way to get out the word on early voting, which starts on Monday (Oct. 22). Just look at these photos snapped at some of the HISD schools that would benefit from the $1.89 billion schools bond. The proposition appears at the very end of the ballot. Use your braaaaaains and vote early!

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MLK Early Childhood Center Puts Early Voting Lesson to Music

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Need inspiration to vote? Check out these videos from Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Center, where getting students to understand the importance of voting was a matter of showing them what it’s all about through song and dance.
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Schools get creative in getting out the vote

Schools across the district are getting into the voting spirit with campus-based campaigns  to raise awareness about Election Day and the opportunity to vote early, from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2.

Voters will not only be choosing a new president this election but will decide whether to approve HISD’s $1.89 billion bond proposition that would focus on rebuilding and modernizing the city’s high schools, as well as provide safety and technology upgrades across the district.

At Hobby Elementary School, parents and students decorated the campus in red, white and blue colors to promote voting.  Principal Stephen Gittens says the goal was to build awareness about the importance of casting a ballot.

“We’ve sent home fliers, we’ve done call-outs, we’ve shared information with our PTOs,” said Gittens, whose school enrolls  834 elementary students in southwest Houston.

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