Help Our Military VOTE: Move HISD Elections to November! Meeting Tues., 12/13/11, 7 pm in Humble
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Humble ISD School Board Mtg.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011; 7 p.m.
20200 Eastex Village
(Next to Home Depot in Humble)
Our soldiers, sailors & airmen serving overseas regularly risk their lives for us, yet they are effectively denied their right to vote in our area because Humble ISD has chosen to continue holding their elections in May instead of with the normal November primary election. This creates a significant barrier to Active Duty and deployed Reservists from participating in the democratic process.
In fact, in the last 10 years only one Military voter from Atascocita, Humble & Kingwood has requested an Humble ISD absentee ballot while stationed overseas! The barrier created by a May election extends to all Humble ISD voters as well: a mere 2 percent of the 95,000 registered voters cast ballots in the recent May, 2011 election.
The solution is simple: Were Humble ISD to hold elections in November, the Harris County Voting Clerk would simply include Humble ISD as part of the package sent to our military voters overseas.
LAST CHANCE: Humble ISD only has until December 31 to inform the US Justice Department whether they will continue holding their elections in May, or if they will do the right thing by holding Humble ISD elections in November as nearly two-thirds of all Harris County school districts have done.
Please tell Humble ISD Trustees that we should move HISD elections to November! Come to the last school board meeting of 2011 on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm at 20200 Eastway Village (next to Home Depot in Humble) and support our MILITARY VOTE. Our local military personnel: our sons, daughters, husbands, and wives deserve every opportunity to vote as they fight and defend America overseas.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Trustees at www.humble.k12.tx.us and ask them to help our Military vote. MOVE HISD ELECTIONS TO NOVEMBER.