Early voting begins for Houston mayor's race, equal rights ordinance

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Among the millions of registered voters in Houston, only 20 percent are expected to vote (KTRK)

Early voting begins in Harris County and voters will have the chance to voice their choice on a number of issues and candidates.

In Houston, 13 candidates for mayor are vying for the attention of voters, with a dead heat between five of those candidates-State Rep. Sylvester Turner, former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell, former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, former Kemah Mayor and attorney Bill King, and civil engineer and city councilman Steve Costello.

Proposition 1, also known as Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, is also taking center stage. Supporter say it will prevent discrimination while opponents say protections for transgender persons in the ordinance would allow men in women's restrooms.

In Montgomery County, a $280 million bond will be decided to fix roadways.

If you want to find out more about early voting and where to vote, check out harrisvotes.org.
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