Harris County Voting

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Harris County Elections Division Home Page

DISCLAIMER:
The information on this page reflects the County’s website (listed above), and if there is something missing, please check your county’s website to see if that information is there or call your county’s Clerk or Election Administrator. Check this web page frequently as noted missing information will be added as soon as it is released by the county.

 

VOTING TIMELINE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 24, 2022

Last Day to Apply for a Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, November 4, 2022

Last Day to receive Mail-In Ballot

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by 5:00 pm (the next business day after Election Day).
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day which is November 8, 2022. 
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day (due to weekend) after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.

 

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REGISTER TO VOTE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be registered 30 days before the election

Click here for information on how to Register To Vote

 

Visit any Elections Administrator's Office location and submit your completed, signed form from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Download and print an application:

Potential voters can also request a postage-paid application from your voter registrar, so that a voter registration application can be mailed to you.

Request, via e-mail at [email protected], and our office will mail a paper application to you. Please provide a mailing address and phone number in your email.

Registering to vote is fast and easy! Simply complete a Voter Registration Application and mail the signed application (at least 30 days before the election date) to:

Harris County Elections Administrator's Office
P.O. Box 3527
Houston, Texas 77253-35277
Call 713-274-8200 to be assisted in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese.
You can also pick-up an application at your local U.S. Postal office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices.

 

 

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Early Voting

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Early Voting is from October 24 to November 4, 2022

DATES AND HOURS 

October 24 thru October 29 (Monday - Saturday).............7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 30 (Sunday)...........................................................12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
October 31 thru November 2 (Monday  Wednesday)..........7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
November 3 (Thursday)......................................................7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
November 4 (Friday)............................................................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM


EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

Harris County's registered voters may choose vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at any one of the Harris County early voting sites as listed in the below link:

Click here to view or print Harris County's Early Voting Locations & Schedule

Click here for Early Voting Locations with an interactive map

(Please move sliding switch to left for early voting map)

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Mail In Voting

VOTING BY MAIL

Click here for details on "Voting By Mail"

REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE BY MAIL

You may vote early by-mail if you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:
     • You are 65 years or older on Election Day;
     • You are sick or disabled;
     • You will be out of Harris County during the Early Voting period and on Election Day; 
     • You are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; 
     • You are confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Click here to print an Application to "Vote by Mail"

HOW TO RETURN AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Return this application by one of the following ways:

1) Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service 

Harris County Elections Administrator

P.O. Box 1148

Houston, TX 77251-1148

2) Common or contract carrier (e.g., personal courier, FedEx, UPS, or other contracted mail service)

Harris County Elections Administrator
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002

3) Fax machine (713.755.4983) or e-mail ([email protected]). If you choose this option, the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office MUST receive your original, completed paper application by one of the above methods (1-3) within four (4) business days of your email or fax.

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Harris County Election Administrator’s Office in the Official Carrier Envelope provided to you. It may be returned in any of the following manners:

1) Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service (You will need two standard stamps when mailing your ballot ($1.10 total postage). If you do not have stamps, you may place your ballot in the mail without postage, and it will still be delivered to our office and counted

  • Ballot must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9.

2) In-person drop off at our Central Count facility, which is located at NRG Arena (1 NRG Pkwy., Houston, Texas 77054) on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

3) Common or contract carrier; such as personal courier. or FedEx or UPS, or other contracted mail service

Send to:

Harris County Elections Administrator
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002

  • Ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
  • If the carrier provides receipt mark indicating a time before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, it may be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day.

IN-PERSON DROP OFF - ELECTION DAY ONLY

Note: Texas State Election Law SB-1 has has eliminated any in-person drop off prior to Election Day.

In-person drop off at our Central Count facility, which is located at NRG Arena (1 NRG Pkwy., Houston, Texas 77054) on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

Here is the drop off location on Election Day:

NRG Arena
1 NRG Pkwy.
Houston, TX  77054

LAST DAY TO RECEIVE MAIL-IN BALLOT

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the next business day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6t h day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call: (713)755-6965 

Email: [email protected]

Click here to track your Mail-In Ballot

 

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Military_Overseas Voting

 

MILITARY & OVERSEAS VOTING

Click here for information on Military & Overseas Voting,
then scroll down the page to "Military & Overseas Voting"

Click here for "Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request" FPCA Form

This form is for absent Uniformed Service members, their families, and citizens residing outside the United States.
It is used to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and update your contact information.

Completed and signed FPCA application can be sent by:

1) Regular mail to:

Harris County Elections Administrator

P.O. Box 1148

Houston, TX 77251-1148

2) Common or contract carrier:

Harris County Elections Administrator
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002

NEED TO VERIFY WITH HARRIS COUNTY ELECTIONS 

3) Email / FAX

Please note, the law has changed. To be effective, an application for ballot by mail submitted by FAX or EMAIL must also be submitted by mail and be received by the early voting clerk not later than the fourth business day after the transmission by fax or email is received. (TEC 84.007).

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (713)-755-4983 or (713)-437-8683

 

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Polling Locations

ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Election Day Polling Sites are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

**Voters can now vote at ANY voting site on Election Day!**

Click here to view or print the November 8, 2022 Election Day voting poll locations and times.

Click here for Election Day polling locations with an interactive map

 

In-Person Ballot By Mail Drop Box on Election Day

In-person drop off at our Central Count facility, which is located at NRG Arena (1 NRG Pkwy., Houston, Texas 77054) on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

 

Here is the drop off location:

NRG Arena
1 NRG Pkwy
Houston, TX  77054

 

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

 

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Sample Ballot

SAMPLE BALLOT

Click here for a Sample Ballot for your precinct.

The Sample Ballot provides the order of contests and candidates appear on the ballot.

 

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PRECINCT MAPS

Click here for Harris County Precinct Maps

Click here to find your voter precinct number

Fill-in your address on the form to find your precinct number

 

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VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Click here for for Voter ID Requirements

 

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