Today marked the beginning of early voting here in Texas. I took advantage this year, particularly in light of the warehouse fire that destroyed most of the voting equipment here in Harris County.
My location of choice was the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray:
Being this was the first day, and it was after lunch, there was only a short line. I was in and out in about 30 minutes.
There were a number of campaign representitives working just beyond the “no campaigning” signs, including several vehicles with billboard-like signs attached to them. With parking already at a premium, these should not have been allowed, as I and several others abandoned trying to find a parking space in the Multi-Service Center’s lot, instead parking across the street in a shopping center’s lot.
If you have early voting where you live, take advantage of it. If you don’t, take your cameras. With as many contested contests as there are this year, I suspect November 2nd will be full of bad apples trying to intimidate or discourage voters.