Lake Houston - Humble - Kingwood Edition | September 2021

V O T E R G U I D E

GUIDE

COMPILED BY JISHNU NAIR & HANNAH ZEDAKER

D A T E S T O K N O W Oct. 18 First day of early voting

Harris County residents can vote at any voting center in the county during early voting and on Election Day. Montgomery County residents can vote at any center during early voting; however, Election Day locations are by precinct. W H E R E T O V O T E

Nov. 2 Election Day Nov. 2 Last day to receive ballot by mail (or Nov. 3 if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at location of election)

Oct. 22 Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) Oct. 29 Last day of early voting

S A M P L E B A L L O T

S T A T E W I D E P R O P O S I T I O N S Voters will nd eight amendments to the state constitution on their ballots Nov. 2. Brandon Rottinghaus, the University of Houston’s political science chair, broke down each proposition. Proposition 1 Rodeo raes Decides whether sanctioned rodeo organizations can host raes for charity through their foundations Proposition 2 County infrastructure bonds for blighted areas Decides whether counties can authorize bonds or notes to fund development in blighted or underserved areas Proposition 3 Religious services Decides if state or local governments can limit religious services Proposition 4 Judicial eligibility limitation Decides whether judicial candidates must have 10 years of legal practice, including as a state or county judge, and whether candidates who had their legal license revoked at any point should be disqualied

*Incumbent

NEW CANEY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES Position 3 Oscar Ramirez Jr. Wendy Allen Sharp* Position 4 Angela Hoart Tompkins Ricky Warwick*

Proposition 5 Judicial conduct limitation Decides if the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct can use its powers to investigate, receive complaints on or disqualify judicial candidates Proposition 6 Essential caregivers Decides whether residents in certain nursing or care facilities have the right to designate an essential caregiver who cannot be prohibited from visiting Proposition 7 Homestead tax limitation for surviving spouses of people with disabilities Decides whether spouses over 55 years old can receive limitations on homestead property taxes if their deceased partners had disabilities Proposition 8 Homestead tax exemption for surviving spouses of armed service members Decides whether spouses over 55 years old can receive exemptions on homestead property taxes if their deceased partners were armed service members

Position 5 Dennis Alters Chad Turner*

V O T E R T U R N O U T

Harris County Montgomery County

Voter turnout for elections over time

70% 80% 90% 100% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

73.2%

66.4%

57.4%

68.1%

61.3%

52.9%

16.7%

6.7%

16.7%

4.1%

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY ELECTIONS; MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTIONS; BRANDON ROTTINGHAUS, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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