Information about school board elections in Grayson County
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Registering to vote in Grayson County:
Check this link for the local Voter's Guide to the local elections:
fhttp://heralddemocrat.com/sections/news/politics/local-politics/league-women-voter%E2%80%99s-guide.htmlor Grayson County:
GRAYSON COUNTY EARLY VOTING
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ELECTION
Registered voters in Grayson County may vote at any location.
Early Voting Locations:
~Grayson County Election Administration, 115 W. Houston, Sherman...
~Grayson County SubCourthouse, 101 W.
~Pottsboro ISD Administration Building, 105 Cardinal Lane, Pottsboro
~Whitesboro City Hall, 111 W. Main, Whitesboro
~Grayson College, 1455 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy., Van Alstyne
~Collinsville ISD Administration Office, 500 Reeves, Collinsville
EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES
MONDAY-FRIDAY...8:00 am –5:00 pm
OCTOBER 24 SATURDAY...7:00 am –7:00 pm
SUNDAY...12:00 pm –5:00 pm
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY...8:00 am –5:00 pm
THURSDAY-FRIDAY...7:00 am –7:00 pm
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR VOTING IN TEXAS
For additional Photo ID information visit:
Grayson County Election Administration
FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO VOTE BY MAIL:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
Today Carolyn J.
and I registered
new voters at AC.
Carolyn also did
this last Thursday and...
and Friday. We
have probably registered 75
new voters. I wish more members would volunteer for this rewarding activity.
Update on voter registration:
October 5 is the last day to register to vote. If you are in Grayson County, please check out this link to register:
Early Voting starts October 19 and ends October 30.
From the President of the LWV United States Elisabeth MacNamara:
August 6, 2015
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. When Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law, he called it a triumph for freedom. In fact, the Voting Rights Act is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history. Over the years, the VRA has been renewed and its protections expanded. The VRA ensures the right to vote of every eligible American regardless of race, et...
Take action against the Citizens United decision. Restore democracy to elections by encouraging your representative to support HR 425 Click on the link below for more info
LWV Texas ACTION ALERT! CITIES LOSING LOCAL CONTROL WHICH PROTECTS PUBLIC HEALTH: STOP SB 1165
A committee substitute for Texas HB 40 was voted out of the Energy Resources committee yesterday. We presented comments at the hearing opposing the bill. Our position supports: "Maximum home rule for municipal and county governments with coordination of overlapping functions."
SB 1165, the Texas Senate companion bill to HB 40 was voted out of committee last Tuesday and is soon h...eaded for a Senate floor vote. These bills provide preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.
Over 300 speakers went to the House hearing. Citizens and city officials spoke against the bill while the industry supports the bill which will allow them to surpass local control to get approval to drilling next to homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, etc. Emissions from drilling sites emit numerous harmful and carcinogenic chemicals into the air and water. If the oil and gas industry can take away local control on drilling within city limits, public health will be affected as research has shown that public health is affected when drilling is as close as a mile away. Government is best when it is nearest to the people. Every city and site has special considerations that need to be met to ensure the health and safety of its residents. Accidents happen often but are not generally publicized. For example, a 750' wide hole was made at one drilling site by an oil rig explosion.
Maintain local control in your city, county and stop preemption of regulation of oil and gas regulations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.
Contact your state senator to vigorously oppose and SB 1165. This bad bill, among many others, simply cannot be allowed to pass. Click here for the Texas Tribune's Senate directory to find your senator and contact information.