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Harris Co. Approves $17m plan to expand voting access

Harris County will have an extra week of early voting and more than 100 additional places for voters to cast ballots under an expansive plan approved by Commissioners Court. The plan, which includes drive-through options and early morning/late night balloting hours, aims to ensure that "voting in person is safer than going to the grocery store,” said political science fellow Mark Jones. “To the extent to which other county clerks follow [Harris County's] lead, it’s more and more difficult to make the case that voting in person represents a risk to someone’s health.” Read more at the Houston Chronicle.