HOUSTON, Tex. (Aug. 25)
Intervention by the Houston Jewish Community Council with the county authorities here resulted in immediate action to provide for absentee voting during a two-week period prior to the County election, the date of which was fixed for Sept. 17, a Saturday, and the first day of Rosh Hashonah.
County Judge Bob Casey took action immediately to provide voting facilities for members of the Jewish community. In a letter to the Council he expressed regret that the election day “falls on your religious holiday.” He expressed the hope that the new arrangements would give the Jews of the county ample opportunity to vote and concluded his letter with the greeting L’Shonah Tovah.