Houston’s Republican-led City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the election results for the city’s 2018 election, which were announced by Houston’s mayor at a press conference.
“This is a very, very important step toward making sure that Houston’s election is transparent and fair,” said Houston City Councilwoman Sabrina Shook.
“Houston is not only the home of the University of Houston, but also a great place to raise a family.
This election was the right thing to do for Houstonians, and we will be working to make sure it happens again.”
Shook said she and other council members have been working with Houston County on the elections for months.
“The people of Houston are our best representatives,” Shook said.
“We will ensure that our votes are counted and that we have our voices heard.”
Houston’s Republican City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve Election Results, a statewide ballot initiative, to make Houston’s 2018 elections more transparent and open.
“Our elections are important, and they’re critical for us to make decisions that are in the best interest of Houstonians,” Shaking said.
Shook is not the only member of the city council to oppose the ballot initiative.
The election results are not final and are subject to final court approval.
In addition to Shook, the council voted unanimously against an effort to increase voting hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.t.
Houston has been in the midst of a federal lawsuit that alleges the city and Harris County illegally prevented the election from being held due to voter fraud.
The lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.