Early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 5 general election. Voters can cast ballots at one of 40 early voting locations between Monday and Nov. 1. Hours of operation vary by day. The countywide ballot will feature nine state constitutional amendments and two county bond initiatives: a $217 million package to gut the Astrodome and turn it into an event and exhibition center, and $70 million to fund a portion of a city-county joint processing center for use by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Houston Police Department.
Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 2-4, with only Billy Enochs and Jim Hill voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to place a sales tax election referendum on the November 5 election ballot.