Harris County Voting

 

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For Harris County in the State of Texas

 

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

First Day of Early Voting by Perdonal Appearance

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 23, 2020 (close of business by 5:00 PM)

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, October 30, 2020

Last Day to receive Ballot by Mail Application

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM

if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 PM 
if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 PM at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

 

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HARRIS COUNTY HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR VOTERS

 

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Early Voting

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Early Voting is from October 13 to October 30, 2020

DATES AND HOURS 

October 13 thru October 17 (Tuesday - Saturday)...................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 18 (Sunday)..............................................................12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
October 19 thru October 24 (Monday - Saturday)...................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 25 (Sunday).............................................................12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
October 26 (Monday)..............................................................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
October 27 thru October 29 (Tuesday - Thursday).................7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
October 29 (Thursday)............................................................7:00 PM to 7:00 AM
(7) 24 hr Locations roll into Friday morning
October 30 (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

 

METRO will be providing free round-trip rides to polling stations during the early voting period and on Election Day. Rides are available on Oct. 17, Oct. 24, weekdays Oct. 26 -29 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. This includes all METRO local bus, light-rail and METROLift paratransit services. If you have questions call customer service at 713-635-4000. Spanish speakers are available.

Click here to find out how to "Ride FREE on METRO to cast your vote"

Get a FREE ride from October 5, 2020 through November 3, 2020 between the hours of 5am - 10pm local time for up to a maximum of $15 credit on one (1) Lyft car ride (Lux excluded)to a geofenced location, 8825 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054 to drop off your Ballot By Mail at NRG Arena drop box using code HOUVOTE. NOTE: Within Houston city limits. The credit is one way only. On Election Day, Lyft will have 50 percent off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox using the promo code 2020VOTE. 

 Click here for more details.  

Rideshare2vote.com is an organization that is offering free rides to the polls, with sensible, COVID-19 conscious protocols in place for both drivers and voters. Their early voting operations begin on Oct. 13.  Get your FREE round-trip ride to the polls! Please give a 24 hour advanced notice.

Click here to Request a Ride

 

Uber is offering discounted rides to and from polling stations. On Election Day, users can access a 50 percent roundtrip discount using the poll-finding feature inside the app. That deal maxes out at $7 or up to $14 for the two trips. The discounts will be automatically applied when you request your ride by using the polling finder. It applies on all ride options, including bikes and scooters.

 

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Mail In Voting

VOTING BY MAIL

Click here for details on "Voting By Mail"

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 23, 2020 (close of business by 5:00 PM)

Last Day to receive Ballot by Mail Application

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 PM  if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 PM at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Click here for Ballot By Mail Application

 

Returning Your Ballot

A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Harris County Clerk’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:

Chris Hollins
Harris County Clerk
Attn: Elections Division
P.O. Box 1148
Houston, TX 77251-1148

● Ballot must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and must be received by 5:00 PM on November 4 (the day after Election Day)

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

Chris Hollins
Harris County Clerk
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002

● Ballot must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day

● If the carrier provides receipt mark indicating a time before 7:00 PM on Election Day, it may be received by 5:00 PM on November 4 (the day after Election Day)

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: BBM@cco.hctx.net

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

4) In-Person Ballot By Mail Drop Box

  • During regular business hours (Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM),
  • During Early Voting period: Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or
  • On Election Day (November 3, 2020) from 7:00 AM  - 7:00 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

Here is the drop off location:

NRG (NRG Arena – Hall D) - Gate 8
Kirgy Dr./NRG Pkwy
Houston, TX  77054

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. If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day. Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 5th day after Election Day. Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day.

Click here to track your Mail-In Ballot

 

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Military_Overseas Voting

 

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING

Click here for information on Military and 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:

Chris Hollins
Harris County Clerk
Attn: Elections Division
P.O. Box 1148
Houston, TX 77251-1148

2) Common or contract carrier:

Chris Hollins
Harris County Clerk
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002

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: BBM@cco.hctx.net

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 3, 2020 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

  • During regular business hours (Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM),
  • During Early Voting period: Mondays through Saturdays from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, or
  • On Election Day (November 3, 2020) from 7:00 AM – 7:00 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

Here is the drop off location:

NRG (NRG Arena – Hall D)
NRG Pkwy
Houston, TX  77054

 

 

METRO will be providing free round-trip rides to polling stations during the early voting period and on Election Day. Rides are available on Oct. 17, Oct. 24, weekdays Oct. 26 -29 and on Election Day, Nov. 3. This includes all METRO local bus, light-rail and METROLift paratransit services. If you have questions call customer service at 713-635-4000. Spanish speakers are available.

Click here to find out how to "Ride FREE on METRO to cast your vote"

Get a FREE ride from October 5, 2020 through November 3, 2020 between the hours of 5am - 10pm local time for up to a maximum of $15 credit on one (1) Lyft car ride (Lux excluded)to a geofenced location, 8825 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054 to drop off your Ballot By Mail at NRG Arena drop box using code HOUVOTE. NOTE: Within Houston city limits. The credit is one way only. On Election Day, Lyft will have 50 percent off one ride up to $10 to any polling location or dropbox using the promo code 2020VOTE. 

 Click here for more details.  

Rideshare2vote.com is an organization that is offering free rides to the polls, with sensible, COVID-19 conscious protocols in place for both drivers and voters. Their early voting operations begin on Oct. 13.  Get your FREE round-trip ride to the polls! Please give a 24 hour advanced notice.

Click here to Request a Ride

 

Uber is offering discounted rides to and from polling stations. On Election Day, users can access a 50 percent roundtrip discount using the poll-finding feature inside the app. That deal maxes out at $7 or up to $14 for the two trips. The discounts will be automatically applied when you request your ride by using the polling finder. It applies on all ride options, including bikes and scooters.

 

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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 name and 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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Vote for all Democrats on the Ballot

 

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