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Here is what State Rep. Anna Eastman Sent Our Yesterday:

Important Election Update:

Friend-

I hope you, your family and friends are doing well and staying healthy. If you are on the front lines as a health care worker, first responder, grocery clerk, pharmacist, sanitation worker, and member of the vital essential services community, my heart and prayers go out to you.

Please remember to keep practicing proper social distancing and only venturing out for essential services. I know this is a difficult time.

And we have to adjust to doing things differently even as we keep living our lives- including our elections.

The Democratic Primary runoff has been rescheduled for July 14, and  we still have important races on the ballot. 

The Harris County Clerk is committed to conducting safe, secure and accessible elections.

All voters can now apply to vote by mail. 

In the next few days, Democratic Primary voters from House District 148 will be receiving from me a mail ballot application.

Out of concern for COVID-19 and community spread, I strongly encourage you to fill out the mail ballot application and return it.

Mail ballots make it easy to cast a vote from the convenience of your own home and avoid going to a voting location.

We don’t know when things will return to normal. We still have to vote.
Make sure your voice is heard.

Mark the Disability box, sign, stamp and mail the application.

If you know of another voter in your household who did not vote in the Democratic Primary but who wants to vote in the runoff, download an application here and make sure to mark the Disability,  Annual Application and Democratic Primary  boxes: https://www.harrisvotes.org/Docs/VotingInfo/Ballot%20By%20Mail%20Application%20-%20English.pdf

VOTE BY MAIL: The safe and Easy Way to Vote. For more information go to voteannaeastman.com 

If you have any questions about voting by mail, please call 713-861-2244 or email us at info@voteannaeastman.com.

– Anna

In Texas, Rep. Eastman is leading the charge to get folks to vote by mail in the upcoming Democratic Party Primary runoff.

Here is from the Chron today:

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to spend up to $12 million for an expected uptick in requests for mail-in ballots in the July primary runoff and November general election from voters concerned about contracting the novel coronavirus at polling places.

The three Democrats on the five-member court voted to give County Clerk Diane Trautman enough to send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter in the county over the objections of the two Republican members who said the clerk failed to justify the expense.

Trautman said her office is planning for any outcome in a lawsuit filed by Democrats and voting rights advocates seeking to force the Texas secretary of state to allow any resident to request a mail ballot.

“No matter what the courts and the state decide for the July and November elections, we must be prepared for an increase in mail ballots, which we are already seeing,” Trautman said.

On Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s description of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo yesterday:

I am glad she ordered us to wear masks during the pandemic.

Patrick supports a guy who said a few weeks ago that infections would soon be down to zero.  There are now over a million.

The hard copy of the Chron was totally soaked this morning.  Ok.

 

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