Skip to comments.Galveston County Extends Voting Hours
Posted on 11/06/2012 12:34:33 PM PST by 1riot1ranger
Galveston County has extended voting hours until 8:54 pm. Votes after 7:00 will be counted as provisional. County will have further details available at the polling location and on Galveston County website.
Any idea what caused this extension?
(Excerpt) Read more at co.galveston.tx.us ...
Ya don’t say? Curious
Galveston’s computers crashed this morning — down for a couple of hours. Voting hours extended by agreement from both parties.
8:54 PM, and ballots after 7:00 provisional.
Is 7 the usual closing time? Given such an oddly specific time, I’d speculate that there was a polling place that opened late by that amount of time.
7:00 is the prescribed time in Texas. SnakeDoc sounds like he has good information. Interesting because first I heard was the email
I live in the Houston area. It was on the news this morning. Just heard about the extension on the same radio station.
Just computer problems in blood-red Texas. Nothing to see here. Return your attention to Pennsylvania and Ohio ...
“Enjoy your moment, Ohio. Tomorrow you go back to being confused with Iowa again.” - Conan O’Brien
County polls to stay open later
Kolishia Gitrey heads to the polling center at College of the Mainland in Texas City early Tuesday. After delays at polling centers, County Judge Mark Henry and Galveston County Democratic Party Chairman Lloyd Criss agreed the voting centers would need to stay open longer tonight.
I stood in line quite awhile in TX this AM because someone had brought in about a dozen clients of MHMR requesting provisional ballots.
Yes, Texas polls close at 7 pm.
wondered when the dems in Texas would show up...
Are we supposed to know what MHMR stands for?
Took me an hour-and-twenty-minutes to vote in Katy two weeks ago.
A school bus full of kids rode by while we were standing in line ... kids were shouting “ROMNEY!” out the windows. Heh. Probably technically illegal campaigning at a polling location — but funny.
Mental Health Mental Retardation
I had to look it up. It is the name of a “Mental Health Mental Retardation” facility.
Mental Health-Mental Retardation, which I believe is an assumed name/DBA for the democrat party of Texas.
I will refrain from saying much but it was a sight to see.
Actually there is a competitive congressional race that includes Galveston County (Ron Paul’s open seat). Democrat Nick Lampson is attempting to return to Congress and is facing Republican State Rep. Randy Weber. Bill Clinton campaigned for Lampson a couple of weeks ago. Galveston County is the conservative part of the district. Looks like it will be late before the outcome is known.
What the hell does “provisional” mean? They only count it if things don’t work out the way the losing side wants?
I looked it up and according to my understanding, it is for some screw up in the system for someone already registered to vote. But that’s what they were doing and I’m not the only witness to the show.
A judge no doubt
Certified as mentally retarted but still allowed to vote?!? Really?
I took my grade school daughter with me to vote years ago. When I got to the booth she loudly proclaimed, "Dad, you know you're supposed to vote for Bush don't you?" Everybody heard her.
I said, "Hey, I need a poll watcher over here. We've got campaigning in the voting room!" You should have heard the laughter and seen the shocked look on my baby's face.
Retarted? haha...that must be me!
ha ha. of course she had heard you say you were going to vote for bush and was helpfully reminding you. i’d have told her that our vote is private.
I thought the same thing so I came home and looked it up and it said that unless a judge has deemed that the individual cannot vote then they are allowed. Of course the poll worker would not have been able to question this today.
Randy has been my state Congressman for the past two terms. Great Christian Conservative. Really having an uphill battle for Paul’s Congressional seat. Pete Olson, our DC Congressman, supported Randy’s opposition - a RINO female - in the run-off. Just this last couple of weeks Pete decided to finally lend some assistance. If Lampson is re-elected, IMO the blame can be laid squarely at Olson’s shoulders. Believe Lampson’s major support is coming from East Texas and the Beaumont area. Remember the high school football band from Beaumont that had Big Bird knocking Romney off his feet???
i wonder if even the slow are still bright enough to smell political b.s.
MHMRA is a huge network and has been around for at least 20 years that I know of. They provide mental health services for the developmentally disabled and special needs population of Texas. Among other things, they do the evaluations which determine who goes to Rusk State Hospital or receives services through the Harris County Psychiatric Center in Houston. Lots of work with the court system for 72 hour commitments and evaluations.
Most of the docs associated with them now that I’m aware of are Hispanic. Lots and lots of state money involved.