With that in mind, I stopped by Ripley House Neighborhood Center (4410 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003) yesterday evening on my way home from the office. It has been my favorite near-downtown (and near home) Early Voting Location for many years. Last night was no exception. I was in and out in no time.
"I have voted early in the past at the Fiesta on S. Main, the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 W. Gray), and at the Bayland Park Community Center (6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074)," says local artist Finijo. "I had good experiences at all of them. Length of lines depends on what its on the ballot whether it its a presidential election or not, but its always faster than what I experience during election day voting."
Each location varies in staff and volunteers. "I voted yesterday, only took about five minutes. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. I always vote early to avoid a long election-day line," says teacher Darlene Campos of her experience at the Harris County Sheriff Office storefront on Franz Road in Katy.
See locations and a map on the next page...
Below is a list of 40 different locations in Houston and surrounding areas where you can vote early until November 1st. Early voting hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Map courtesy of www.harrisvotes.org
Downtown Area: 1. Main Office: Harris County Administration Bldg. 1001 Preston, 1st Floor, 77002
2. Downtown-North: Holy Name Catholic Church/Gym 1912 Marion St., 77009
3. Kashmere: Kashmere Multi-Services Center 4802 Lockwood Dr., 77026
4. Downtown-East: Ripley House 4410 Navigation Blvd., 77011
5. Southeast Houston: H.C.C.S. Southeast College, Learning Hub 6815 Rustic, Bldg. D, 77087
6. Palm Center: Justice of the Peace/Constable Entry 5300 Griggs Road, 77021
7. Astrodome Area: Fiesta Mart, Inc. 8130 Kirby Drive, 77054
8. Neartown: Metropolitan Multi-Services Center 1475 W. Gray, 77019
9. Galleria: Harris County Public Health Environmental Services 2223 West Loop South, 77027
Outside the Loop 610: 10. Northeast Houston: Northeast Multi-Service Center 9720 Spaulding St., Bldg #4, 77016
11. Galena Park: Galena Park Library 1500 Keene St., Galena Park, 77547
12. Hobby Area: I.B.E.W. Hall #66 4345 Allen Genoa Road, Pasadena, 77504
13. Sunnyside: Sunnyside Multi-Purpose Center 4605 Wilmington, 77051
14. S. Houston Area: Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center 3810 W. Fuqua, 77045
15. SW. Houston: Bayland Park Community Center 6400 Bissonnet (near Hillcroft), 77074
16. Near West Side: Tracy Gee Community Center 3599 Westcenter Drive, 77042
17. Spring Branch: Trini Mendenhall Sosa Comm. Center 1414 Wirt Road, 77055
18. Victory Center (*): Lone Star College - Victory Center 4141 Victory Drive, 77088
19. Acres Homes: Acres Homes Multi-Services Center 6719 W. Montgomery Road, 77091
20. North: Hardy Senior Center 11901 West Hardy Road, 77076
Outside of Beltway 8: 21. Humble: Octavia Fields Branch Library 1503 South Houston Ave., Humble, 77338
22. Kingwood: Kingwood Branch Library 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, 77345
23. Atascocita (*): Northeast Houston Baptist Church 18000 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Humble, 77346
24. Crosby: Crosby ISD Administration Building 706 Runneburg Road, Crosby, 77532
25. Wallisville Road: North Channel Branch Library 15741 Wallisville Road, 77049
26. Baytown: Baytown Community Center 2407 Market Street, Baytown, 77520
27. Pasadena: Harris County Courthouse Annex #25 7330 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, 77505
28. Clear Lake: Freeman Branch Library 16616 Diana Lane, 77062
29. Alief: Henington-Alief Regional Library 7979 South Kirkwood, 77072
30. George Bush Park: Glen Cheek Education Building 16002 Westheimer Parkway, 77082
31. Far W. Houston: Nottingham Park 926 Country Place Dr., 77079
32. Far West/Katy: Franz Road Storefront 19818 Franz Road, Katy, 77449
33. Bear Creek: Bear Creek Park Community Center 3055 Bear Creek Dr. at Patterson Rd., 77084
34. Jersey Village: City of Jersey Village-City Hall 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, 77040
35. Cypress: Cypress Top Park 26026 Hempstead Highway, Cypress, 77429
36. Northwest (*): Prairie View A&M University - Northwest 9449 Grant Road, 77070
37. Tomball: Tomball Public Works Building 501B James St., Tomball, 77375
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38. Cypress Creek: Champion Forest Baptist Church/Multi-Purpose Bldg. 4840 Strack Road, 77069
39. Far North: Champion Life Centre 3031 FM 2920 Road, Spring, 77388
40. Mercer Park (*): Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library 22248 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble 77338