Today’s (Nov. 5) the first election where Harris County will take advantage of advanced technology and permit voting at any county polling place for any race.
HarrisVotes.com will connect registered voters with a list of precincts close to their home, workplace or other convenient destination, and voters have until 7 p.m. to cast a customized ballot that will be generated.
For traditionalists, Bellaire has three of its usual polling places open in light of the city’s bi-annual election for mayor and half the City Council. We are providing the traditional precinct numbers for each, although voting is permitted anywhere — and the county no longer lists a specific location but a selection of nearby polling places when you enter an address
•Faith American Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd.
•ChristChurch Presbyterian, 5001 Bellaire Blvd.
•CenterPoint Energy Community Center, second floor of Bellaire Family Aquatics Center, 7005 Fifth St.
Another county polling place in Bellaire is at Pin Oak Middle School, 4601 Glenmont Dr.
Polling places in or near West University Place include:
West University Scout House, 6108 Edloe St.; West University Elementary School, 3756 University Blvd.; West University Community Building, 6104 Auden St.; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway; Southside Place Park Clubhouse, 3743 Garnet St.,; Courtyard by Marriott West University
2929 Westpark Dr.; Greenbriar Annex of Rice University, 5250 Greenbriar Dr.; Pershing Middle School
3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Sheltering Arms Community Center, 3838 Aberdeen Way.
•A video of the Oct. 15 Bellaire forum which featured all 10 candidates for mayor and council answering questions about issues, which can be viewed here.
•The METRONext website describing the transit agency’s plans that it’s asking voters to support with its $3.5 billion bond proposal.