With safety protocols in place, three traditional polling places will be open in Bellaire from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the general election today (Tuesday, Nov. 3) to handle voters who haven’t already cast their ballots.
- The Civic Center Auditorium at Bellaire City Hall, 7008 S. Rice Ave.
- The Fellowship Hall at ChristChurch Presbyterian, 5001 Bellaire Blvd.The gym at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.Voters can cast their ballots at any of the 800 polling places. Other nearby sites are at Pin Oak Middle School, 4601 Glenmont; Lovett ES, 8814 S. Rice Ave.; and Houston Community College, 5601 West Loop South.
Voters are being asked to wear a mask, observe social distancing of at least six feet, and to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after voting.
Late Monday, Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced he was closing the HCC drive-thru voting operation and eight others due to ongoing legal challenges, leaving only the Toyota Center drive-thru downtown open on Election Day.
In addition to choosing candidates for the presidency, U.S. Senate and House, Texas legislature and other state offices, and Harris County offices including judgeships, voters residing in Bellaire will be deciding three controversial charter propositions. A “for” vote on Propositions A,B and C favors changing the charter to establish a set of criteria for placement of sidewalks in residential neighborhoods that would allow a majority of property owners on each block to make that determination. A “no” vote supports leaving that decision-making with the mayor and City Council, utilizing professional guidance from city staff.
To obtain full election information and a customized sample ballot, go to HarrisVotes.com. Unofficial election results will also be available on that website after polls closed, and Bellaire’s city website, BellaireTX.gov, will have results on the propositions as they become available.