Early Voting in Houston

Written by Greg on November 1, 2012

I’m very pleased to hear that record numbers of citizens have chosen to take advantage of early voting in Houston and across the state of Texas. According to one report, more than 71,000 votes were cast in Harris County on Saturday alone.

The rising numbers of voters have been attributed to greater awareness of the political process and the ability to vote early. With record numbers of dollars being spent in national and local campaigns, it is no surprise that voters are energized. Early voting ends on Friday and I urge everyone to take the opportunity to vote.

Probably one of our most important and fundamental rights is the right to vote. The right to vote should be protected at all means because it is the reason that so many of our great-grandparents, grandparents fathers, siblings and sons and daughters have died fighting to protect.

Because voting is freedom and participating in the political process means a fundamentally more involved constituency. An involved community will lead to better choices for all of our society. Rich or poor, white or black, young or old is all the same at the voting booth. I urge everyone to take advantage of early voting it is more convenient for you then voting on Election Day.

My grandfather fought in World War I, my father and uncles fought in World War II and many people I know who are a few years older than me fought in Vietnam and they were fighting for the right to vote in America.

When you hear the word “freedom” in America it means the right to vote.

For information about word about early or times go to http://www.harrisvotes.org/.

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