Houstonian Corner (V10-I19) — Early Voting Started in the City of Sugar Land

By Ilyas Choudry, MMNS

356 Voted on the First Day: Only 8% Desi Cast

SUGAR LAND: The best place to live in Texas is the suburbs of Houston called the City of Sugar Land. It is beautiful with excellent living standards. Early voting for the Mayor and two at-large seats started as of Monday – April 28 – 2008. It will continue till Tuesday – May 06 – 2008 with the Sunday in between off. Main Election Day is Saturday – May 10 – 2008.

According to the information received by our special correspondent, 356 people voted of which majority were senior citizens. Among the minority communities, it seems that the Vietnamese Community voted the most on the first day (22% off 356 voters). About 8% Desi (Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi) voted on the first day.

Our special correspondent visited three polling locations on the second day, but could meet only one candidate Mr. S. B. Gaddi for the At-Large Two Position. He and his family were manning and working hard at all the three locations. Mr. Gaddi showed complete confidence especially after knowing the numbers from the first day. He said although he expected more Desis to come out, but the trends so far are positive. He said it is too early in the voting to make any predictions, but that he is feeling very confident with the overall response.

Mr. S. B. Gaddi appealed to the Desis and all the communities of the City to come out and vote, so as to preserve the high standards of Sugar Land. He added that he is confident that large number of Desi will cast their ballots on May 02 and 03, 2008 (Friday and Saturday) during the Early Voting.

For more information, one can visit: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/city_hall/city_secretary/elections/

Here is the schedule for the three early voting locations in the City of Sugar Land:
Polling Locations are subject to change

Schedules for Fort Bend Independent School District Administration Building – 16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX

Sugar Land City Hall – 2700 Town Center Boulevard. North, Sugar Land, TX

Friday May 02, 2008 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 03, 2008 CLOSED
Sunday May 04, 2008 CLOSED
Monday – Tuesday May 05 – 06, 2008 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Schedule for: First Colony Conference Center – 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX

Friday May 02, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 03, 2008 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 04, 2008 CLOSED
Monday – Tuesday May 05 – 06, 2008 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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