Houston: You wouldn’t have known it's election time, except for the placards.
One usually bustling polling station just west of downtown - Harris County’s Metropolitan Multi-Services Center at 1475 West Gray – seemed deserted on Halloween.
And the parking? No problem.
Oh, there were still some diehard greeters outside, handing out last minute, get-the-vote flyers; one eager candidate had plenty of time to shake hands.
But there were very few voters to greet - and the few voters there were received friendly, hungry propaganda.
Volunteer workers inside the polling station, were personable and happy to chat while checking ID’s and showing the ropes. The carefully laid out crowd-control ropes sat vacant and empty; no one was in line.
The heavy rain all day might have had something to do with it. The sky cleared just in time for rush hour. A gorgeous post-storm, blood-red twilight lured commuters straight home…Trick or Treat it seems, had somehow just made it back onto the night’s schedule, after facing the stormy threat of cancellation all day. For many, Halloween trumped early voting, you could say.
If you missed early voting this week, you can still vote early on Friday, November 1, 2013 until 7 p.m., at your choice of polls in Harris County. If you wait until Election Day – Tuesday, November 5, you will have to go to an assigned poll. Find your assigned poll here.
Read more about early voting here.
Did you hear the weird track by The Who on Halloween?
After voting – try some holiday goodies from the new River Oaks Donuts.