Mayor Turner hosts rally at University of Houston to introduce Early Voting Challenge for Houston-area universities

HOUSTON – As the first day of early voting begins Tuesday, Mayor Sylvester Turner is encouraging young people to participate in the 2020 election.

Turner is joining students at two college campus events to announce the Mayor’s Early Vote College Challenge to inspire the University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Rice University students to vote early.

“Voting matters, who you vote for matters, and this election matters," Mayor Turner told students at a rally at the University of Houston.

“Let’s see at the end of the day on Oct. 30, let’s see who reigns supreme,” he challenged his alma mater.

Turner urged students to vote down the ballot, saying, “If your life is not better than what it was four years ago, it ought to tell you something.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee joined the mayor in urging students to vote.

“Don’t let anyone say to you your vote does not count,” she said.

“Don’t ever underestimate your power and what you can do,” Jackson Lee told students.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 30.

Click here to find early voting locations and hours in Harris County.

Voters can cast a ballot at any location in their county of registration. After early voting is over, Harris County voters can cast their ballot at a countywide polling place or at their precinct on Election Day. Click here to get more information about countywide polling places in Harris County.

KPRC 2 Digital Content Producer Aaron Barker contributed to this report.

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