Updated to correct an error in the date of the HD146 precinct chairs’ meeting.

HD120 open: As of 3 p.m. today, no one had used the court-ordered “reasonable impediment affidavit” because they lacked required photo identification during the first four days of early voting in the special runoff election, according to Jacquelyn Callanen, the county’s elections administrator. Low use of the affidavit is not surprising given that it became an option the day before early voting began and very, very few people have voted in person at all.

Another 46 people voted in person today, bringing the four-day total to 119. This total excludes ballot-by-mail voters, who are highly likely to be the largest voting bloc in what may be the lowest turnout for a special runoff election in at least 20 years. Early voting concludes tomorrow. Tuesday is Election Day.

HD146 open: The 27 or so Democratic precinct chairs residing in HD146 will meet next Saturday, August 6, at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center beginning at 10 a.m. to choose a nominee to replace Rep. Borris Miles (D-Houston). At least six people have expressed interest in the nomination.

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