Exercise Your Right to Vote

Voting is one of the most important duties and privileges we have as citizens.  Make sure your voice is heard this November using the following tips:

Exercise your right to vote on November 6.
If you are not already registered to vote, click here to be directed to the Harris County Tax Office's online voter registration form. The last day to register to vote for the general election is October 9, 2012.

Before you register, verify your eligibility to vote. You must be a resident of Harris County, be a U.S. Citizen, be at least 18, and not be convicted of a felony or have satisfied the court’s requirements after a felony.

If you need to update your existing registration, you can contact the Harris County Voter Registration Department at 713-368-8683.

To check the status of your registration and learn about any new requirements or information needed to successfully register in Texas, click on the graphic below.

Vote by Mail
To be eligible to vote by mail, you must satisfy one of the following requirements: be 65 or older, have a disability, be confined in jail, or expect to be absent from the county on Election Day. Requests to apply for a ballot by mail must be received by the Harris County Clerk’s office before October 30, 2012.  Click here to access the Vote by Mail application.

Voting in Person
Early voting can help you avoid lines at the polls on Election Day. Early voting will be held from October 22 through November 2.  On Election Day (November 6) polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Poll locations may be different than previous elections because of new boundaries created by redistricting. To find your voting location, the Harris County Election Information Line can be reached at 713-755-6965 or you can view it online here.