Over the entire course of early voting which ended on Tuesday, 818 voters cast a ballot for the at-large position on the SMCISD school board.  I feel I probably received 250 to 400 of the early votes, but with an expected 1,000 voters on election day, the result of the election is still very much in doubt.  That means if you were not able to make it during early voting, I really need you to find the time Saturday to go vote.  This takes a little bit of preparation, because you have to know where to go and when to go there.  I thought I would give you some help.

The 5 polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  I bet everybody has plans at some point on Saturday, but there is probably 10 minutes you can carve out of that 12 hour window.  If you leave it to fit in around whatever your day becomes, life will probably crowd out voting, so please take a moment right now to set the time aside on your calendar (real or mental) to go vote on Saturday.

Where:  This is the tougher part, but we can do it Rattlers.  First, find the district you live in on this map:  http://www.smcisd.net/files/filesystem/2013%20smcisd%20map%20individual%20districts.pdf

Then at the time you set aside, go to the corresponding polling place for your district:

District One    New Life Christian Center, 4000 Highway 123, San Marcos

District Two (San Marcos)   San Marcos Housing Authority (CM Allen), 820 Sturgeon, San Marcos
District Two (Martindale)  Martindale Baptist Church, 103 Main Street, Martindale

District Three    Dunbar Center, 801 MLK Drive, San Marcos

District Four     Crockett Elementary, 1300 Gerard, San Marcos

District Five     Travis Elementary, 1437 Post Rd., San Marcos

If everybody who has responded to my message votes, Saturday will signal a fresh start for our district, but we can only make it happen if you go vote.  Also in the next two days leading up to Election Day, please share and like my election video or any other post that resonated with you so that we can get the word out.  I feel like I have asked a lot from folks over the last six weeks, but Sunday morning this will all be over.  Let’s make sure we do all we can until then to finish strong.