Here’s a reminder: We have two days left of early voting.

If you live in Friendswood and Tiki Island, there are worthy bond proposals to support. If you live on the Bolivar Peninsula, funding for emergency services is in your hands.

And for all of us, there are nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

We know turnout is sure to be low countywide. But there are a couple of good reasons to buck the trend. 

Voting for Proposition 6 at least gets Texas started toward a plan for addressing a water crisis. Proposition 3 would help companies working in the aviation and aerospace industry. In our area, a vote for Proposition 3 is sheer self-interest.

There also are a couple of duds: We’d recommend shooting down Propositions 5, which would relax rules on reverse mortgages, and 7, which would allow some cities to fill vacancies on council by appointment, rather than by election.

If you’d like the full arguments, they’re at

This is just a reminder that it’s important to vote and that the most convenient way to get the job done is to get to the polls early.

• Heber Taylor


Early voting for the Nov. 5 election

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday

Polling centers

County Justice Center, 600 59th St., in Galveston

Joe Faggard Community Center, 1700 state Highway 87, in Crystal Beach

MUD 12, 2929 state Highway 6, in Bayou Vista

Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N. in Texas City

Carver Park Community Center, 6415 Park Ave., in Texas City

West County Building, 11730 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe

Bacliff Community Center, 4503 11th St., in Bacliff

North County Annex, 174 Calder Drive, in League City

Dickinson Community Center, 2714 state Highway 3, in Dickinson

Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive, in Friendswood (Harris County voters of Friendswood must vote at a Harris County polling location.)

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