'Souls to the Polls' kicks off for local churchgoers

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Local officials prepare to kickoff 'Souls to the Polls' voting event.

Candidates are taking part in a nationwide event today called "Souls to the Polls."

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and other candidates made stops at four churches on Sunday to encourage members to vote.

They all rode in a tour bus .

At the last stop, Community of Faith Church, the bus will take those members to the polls to vote.

Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee talked to church members about the importance of voting.

She also discussed the FBI investigation concerning Hilary Clinton's email server. She noted that the emails were not Clinton's emails, but involved other people. She also questioned the timing of the FBI investigation announcement so close to an election.

Shelia Jackson Lee said she joins her colleagues in requesting the FBI provide more details about investigation.

"I also make the point that this is an unrelated investigation and law enforcement, police persons always investigate matters so that is what the FBI should do but it should also provide full information," said US Representative Shelia Jackson Lee, (D)-Houston.

Polls are open from 1 to 6pm on Sunday. Polls are open from 7 am to 7pm next week.

So far more than 500,000 people have voted in Harris County.

The County Clerk anticipates record turnout, estimating 1.4 million people will vote in Harris County.

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