HOW TO VOTE IN
HARRIS COUNTY

ELECTION DAY COUNTDOWN

GENERAL ELECTION VOTING INFORMATION

REGISTER TO VOTE

by October 5th

In order to register to vote, you must submit a voter registration form before October 5th.  You can print an application in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Mandarian Chinese. Complete the application and mail it in Harris County Registrar's Office before the deadline.

You may register to vote if:

  • You are 18 years old on election day (November 3rd)

  • You are a US Citizen

  • You have not been convicted of a felony

    • OR ​fully discharged the person’s sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court

    • OR been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote

  • You have not have been determined​ mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a court exercising probate jurisdiction

To verify your voter registration status on the Harris County Tax Office website.

VOTE BY MAIL

by October 23rd

In order to vote by mail, you must submit an application for a mail ballot. You can submit your application in person to the Harris County Clerk’s Early Voting Office until the early voting period begins on October 13th. If you choose to mail in your application it must be received via mail no later than Friday, October 23rd.

 

Click here to find the vote by mail application and more information.

 

You may vote by mail if:

  • You are 65 years or older on Election Day (November 3rd, 2020) OR
  • You are away from Harris County on Election Day and during the Early Voting period OR

  • You are sick or disabled and unable to vote in person OR

  • You are currently in jail, but eligible to vote 

 

Vote by mail ballots must be received (not just postmarked) by 7:00 pm on Election Day (November 3rd) in order to be counted.

ELECTION DAY

November 3rd

NEW THIS YEAR, on November 3rd  you can vote at any Election Day polling location, regardless of where in Harris County you are registered.

 

Click here for a complete list of election day polling locations. All Election Day polling locations will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3rd.

 

If you are in line at a polling place by 7:00 pm on Election Day, you can cast your vote! Be prepared for longer wait times – we’re expecting high turnout as the voters of TX-2 make their voices heard!

VOTER ID

Texas law requires everyone voting in person either early or on Election Day to have a photo ID. 

Accepted forms of ID are:

  • A Texas Driver’s License issued by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS)
  • A Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS

  • A Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

  • A Texas Handgun License issued by DPS

  • A US Military Identification Card containing your photograph

  • A United States Passport book or card

  • A United States Citizenship Certificate containing your photograph

VOTE EARLY

October 13th - 30th

You can vote early in-person at select polling locations starting on Tuesday, October 13th, through Friday, October 30th. 

 

Click here for a complete list of early voting locations and their hours of operation.

 

You can early vote in person at *any* early voting location in Harris County, regardless of where you are registered to vote.

 
 
 
 
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