Early Voting Starts in May 6 Election

Early voting gets underway Monday for the May's municipal, school and utility district elections.

Harris County Election Administrator Clifford Tatum insists a new 'trouble-ticket' program will eliminate delays seen in past elections.

“If we see an operator spending more than one or two minutes on a call for support, we know that there's something more going on there than that operator can assist. So that leads to the deployment of a ticket that allows a technician to go to that particular location," Tatum told the county Elections Commission this month.

Tatum also promises an ample supply of paper.

"If the 70 percent doesn't turnout during early voting and shift over to Election Day, we're going to prepare for that percentage, a higher percentage than 30 percent, to turn out on Election Day," he said.

Just over a half-million Harris County voters are eligible to cast a ballot in the May 6 election.

Voting sign on the walkway

Photo: Getty Images

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