Saturday was Election Day here in Texas.
Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart says the May uniform election doesn't always get much attention, and that only 2-3% turnout was expected. He adds that it is still important nonetheless.
“There were actually 56 different entities holding elections Saturday, and they are all across the county,” Stanart tells Newsradio 740 KTRH. “In fact, over half the people of Harris County were eligible to vote in one election or another.”
Most of the races involves local school board trustees, but Stanart says there were bond issues involving Lone Star Community College and Tomball ISD, as well as changes to MUD districts.
“There's actually over $1 billion in bonds. Also, there are numerous people being elected to office and tax rate increases,” he says. “So voters needed to study the ballot and be prepared if they were to participate in this particular election."
Polls closed at 7p.m.. Click the photo for election results.