On a Saturday in November, less than 5 percent of the registered voters in the Humble school district foisted a massive tax hike on everyone else. The system of letting such important matters be decided on non-standard election dates – and by so few people – has got to change. This makes a mockery of democracy.

Yes, everyone should have turned out. But, of course, the school district knew better than to allow that to happen. So they call an election when no one is looking, hold it two weeks after the general election, and trust that only school district employees will show up.

They got their wish in Humble.

But never fear, in a few weeks, all those folks who voted for it (and even more who didn’t show up) will start calling their legislator, whining and complaining about their heavy tax burden.