Early voting begins today for the Bellaire runoff election for two City Council positions, in conjunction with Harris County’s Elections Division, which is handling similar runoffs for Houston, Houston ISD, and Houston Community College.
On the ballot for Position 4, vacated by term limits, are Nathan Wesely, the top vote-getter on Nov. 5, and Winfred “Win” Frazier. Squaring off for Position 6 are Jim Hotze, leading a field of three in the general election, and incumbent David Montague.
Early voting will run from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today, and after Thanksgiving from Dec. 2-7 and Dec. 9-10, and from 1-6 p.m. Dec. 8.
Among the sites listed nearby will be Bayland Park Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Pin Oak Middle VSchool, 4601 Glenmont St., and Houston Community College, 5601 West Loop South.
Just as in the general election, voters will be able to cast their ballots at any Harris County location both during early voting and on runoff election day. The difference, say election officials, is that they have taken steps to avoid the long delays in compiling totals, which weren’t reported with certainty until the next day in general balloting.
Polling sites won’t be confirmed until just before the runoff, and are constantly updated on HarrisVotes.com, which also has a search function to help voters find a convenient location, and a copy of the sample ballot.
Polling places in and near Bellaire for the runoff on Dec. 14, listed currently, are:
•ChristChurch Presbyterian, 5001 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire
•Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire
•Horn Elementary School, 4530 Holly St., Bellaire
•Pin Oak Middle School
•Houston Community College West Loop campus
•Bayland Park Community Center
•Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Houston
•Lovett Elementary School, 8814 S. Rice Ave., Houston
EssentialsNews.com will carry election results as they become available.