We all know this is an election year like no other. It seems that there will be a record turnout at the polls due to the very heated presidential election. I was thankful to find the 2020 Voter Guide in the Community Impact Newsletter recently. A sample ballot was printed and it listed the national, statewide, local, school district board positions, as well as city elections. After I read this, I was able to look up and read about a few candidates I was not familiar with. In addition, I found a list of where I could vote early and on election day, along with the hours they would be open. I spoke with one local politician recently who will be on this ballot and he said he feels a big turnout will help him and hurt his opponent. I read that out of the 341,500 registered voters in Fort Bend County in 2012, only 222,600 voted in the presidential election that year. I cannot begin to guess the number that will have voted in our county by the end of the day on November 3rd, but it will be interesting to read. My college freshman traveled home from Texas A&M in College Station to vote last weekend and I gave him the voters guide that helped me. He responded, “That’s okay, Mom. I’ve already done my research." Have to admit that was a proud Mom moment for me.