IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday

Mr. Mayor! That's right, our very own El Hefe.

We would like all islanders to know we will be having a voter’s registration drive on Saturday, March 3rd at the old Sandbar location from 10:00 – 3:00. We will be serving FREE hotdogs and soft drinks. Also, if you’ve have noticed the black CLS bumper stickers on some of the island’s golf carts, we have ordered more, and will be made available FREE to those of you who register to vote, or to those who drop by and show a current voters ID card. If you’re a newbie, or just haven’t gotten around to registering, we would love to see you. If you’re pressed for time, we’ll make REAL easy. You won’t even need to get out of your car. 2 minutes of your time, fill out short form, and easy as that, and you’ll be a registered voter. We will take care of the rest. If jury duty has kept you from registering, I believe Galveston County uses voter’s registration OR drivers license for their jury pool.
Qualifications to Register:
You must register to vote in the county in which you reside.
You must be a citizen of the United States of America.
You must not be finally convicted of a felony, or if you are a felon, you must have completed all of your punishment, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you must have received a pardon.
This is the important one! You must be at least 17 years and 10 months old to register, and you must be 18 years of age by Election Day. (Both of my sons will be eligible to vote in the May election)
Your voter registration will become effective 30 days after it is received or on your 18th birthday, whichever is later. Your registration must be effective on or before an election day in order to vote in that election. When you fill out a form, we will mail it for you. It can’t get easier than that.
Think of the number of people in the world that would give their right arm to have the privilege to vote. It is our right to vote, and the upcoming election in May makes it most important. If you can’t make it on the 3rd, our fine office staff at City Hall has plenty of registration forms on hand. So come on out, we will be their rain or shine. We hope to see you there.
This note from AB. Not to worry if your voter registration card has expired.”.. All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on December 31, 2011, but only the cards expired, voter registrations remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered..”
http://www.sos.state.tx.us/about/newsreleases/2012/022112.shtml

16 comments:

Rob Scherer said...

I think it's a good idea. All canidates are welcome to attend.

Anonymous said...

Brillant idea to meet all the candidates.

Anonymous said...

I think our last voter turn out was sad with about 450 votes cast.Let's do much better this time. Much better.

Could someone please list the dates and hours for early voting and the hours on election day.

SPorter said...

Great Islander. Thanx to all who make it possible. Inside the editor's ask for opinions on Political Ads in the Islander ... I vote a STRONG NO !!! Keep the Islander a non-political service. Too much politics as it is ... SPorter

Craig said...

I agree. We are bombarded by political ads from every direction. I would prefer to read my Islander without the politics

Anonymous said...

Do us newbies need to have a CLS address on our TX DR Lic ? I have known I needed to get it updated but I doubt if I can do it by Saturday? I guess I will get to it asap and reg. to vote at City Hall.

Sure glad I have seen NS in action at the City Council mtgs.

Anonymous said...

I am a newbie, too. Moving, and all that goes with it, should not keep someone from voting. I know I need to get my dr lic. address corrected. Getting to the DMV is a tricky thing to do since I work near the Galleria.

All I know is I will figure out a way especially if it means keeping people like Perkins and Fuller off council. They are of the likes I have never seen.

Rob Scherer said...

"All voters who register to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number or personal identification number issued by the Department of Pubic Safety. If you don't have such a number, simply provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have a social security number, you need to state that fact". I will call the registrar's office tomorrow to clarify this and post any new information obtained.

SPorter said...

You can get your license renewed online as well ... skip the DMV. SPorter

Suzanne said...

Yes, newbies, it is tedious, but residents have to be verified somehow. CLS elections have been won by a vote or two here, so each vote matters.

Great idea, Rob, to have a voters' registation event.

Bryan said...

I agree with Suzanne that it is critical that new folks get registered. Every vote counts and every vote will likley be needed. 2 years ago Allan Batchelo lost to Jackie Fuller by 1 vote, which is still minboggling to me. What were you folks thinking? In any event, we verified after the fact that 8 conditional votes were determined to not be valid. 6 of those people voted for Allan. Think of the huge difference that would have made. We might have actually accomplished something.

Get registered and get out and vote.

Anonymous said...

I know two people that thought the polls were opened until 7 pm and they went to vote for Allan (two yrs ago)only to find the polls were closed. Let's be sure we all know what the dates / times are for voting.

Rob Scherer said...
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Rob Scherer said...

The general election will be held on May 12th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. Early voting begins on April 30th through May 8th at City Hall. Early voting hours for April 30th and May 1st are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early voting hours for May 2,3,7 and 8th are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Early voting hours for May 4th are from 8:00 a.m. to noon

Rob Scherer said...

I spoke to the folks in Austin and have double checked the accuracy of the information given with the local registrar, and have been told your address on your drivers license do NOT need match your address on your voters registration

Anonymous said...

O thank God you're here at last anon. The knuckle heads on council couldn't find anything, Neither could those dunderheads at the TMC, or the Chronicle, or the GCDN or Channel 13 or the Sheriffs dept or the special investigators from San Antonio. After you get on council you can straighten out this mess. And pull ab's head out of the dark when you get a minute would you? You spineless anonymous toad. Calling someone names that provides you the ability to do so is lame. Like this.