By Allan Jamail
HOUSTON, TX – Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced last week, “The Texas Secretary of State David Whitley approved Harris County — as one of six Texas counties with a population of more than 100,000 — to participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program. With over 2 million registered voters, this makes Harris County the largest county in the country to implement this program. The state program allows eligible counties to establish non-precinct based Election Day Voting Centers.”
“The voters of Harris County have made it clear that a Countywide Polling Place Program would have a positive impact on elections, and I am confident that the transition to a Countywide Polling Place Program will be successful. If the Election Day Voting Centers increases just one percent, with 2 million registered voters, that is a significant increase. We’re hoping for a 1 to 10 percent increase,” Trautman said.