Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner marched to the polls with the students of Texas Southern University Tuesday for the first day of early voting. Just one look at the video and photos, it is safe to say that TSU “SHOWED UP AND SHOWED OUT!”

Turner challenged all of the colleges in the Houston area to get out and early vote.

The mayor discussed the importance of voting.

“Our students are the future of this country and their voices must be heard,” Turner said.  “This is the most important election of our time and you simply cannot sit it out and expect to be heard.”


The TSU Tigers are currently in second place for the “Mayor’s College Early Vote Challenge.” Rice University has taken the lead and the University of Houston is not far behind TSU, as they dropped to 3rd place.

“Yesterday, #HarrisCounty had over 100,000 voters cast their ballots for the second day of Early Voting. After the closing of the polls, @RiceUniversity is still in the lead of the Mayor’s College Early Vote Challenge. @UHouston is not far behind @TexasSouthern,” the mayor tweeted.