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The Early-Voting Rush Isn't Everywhere

Early voting totals continue to astound political watchers in Harris County -- more than 314,000 folks have already gone to the polls, more than twice the pace of 2004.

That's resulted in lots of lines...but not everywhere.

County clerk spokesman Hector DeLeon says that a third of the early-voting locations have accounted for only 18 percent of the vote.

Who are these laggards?

The ten-least utilized voting spots -- in other words, the ten places with no lines, the ten areas where Election Day voting might be a hassle (or the ten places that just don't give a shit) -- are:

Galena Park Branch Library, 1500 Keene Street. Galena Park

Ripley House, 4410 Navigation, Houston

Hardy Senior Center, 11901 West Hardy Rd, Houston

Lac Hong Square, 6628 Wilcrest Dr. Suite A, Houston

Houston Community College, Southeast College, 6815 Rustic, Houston

Julia C. Hester House, 2020 Solo St, Houston

Moody Park, 3725 Fulton, Houston

George Bush Park, Glen Cheek Education Bldg. 16002 Westheimer Parkway, Houston

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Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street, Baytown

IBEW Hall #66, 4345 Allen Genoa Road, Pasadena

On the other end of the scale, the Multi-Service Center on West Gray leads the way, as do locations in Cypress Creek and Humble.

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