Early voting for Dec. 14 Joint Runoff Election starts

November 28th, 2019

More than 30 voting locations will be open

Early Voting for the Dec. 14 Joint Runoff Election began Wednesday, Nov. 27, halts for Thanksgiving break, and resumes Dec. 2-10. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sunday, Dec. 8, when they will open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Election Day, Dec. 14, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Dec. 3.

Harris County will open 33 polling locations during early voting, and 385 on Election Day. Registered voters can vote in the runoff election even if they did not vote in November. A total of 389,494 people voted in the Nov. 5 election out of the more than 2.3 million registered voters in Harris County.

“We remind voters that they do not have to go to an assigned polling location in this election,” said Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman. “With countywide polling, they can cast their ballots at any voting center near their home, work, school, or wherever they may be during Early Voting and on Election Day.”

On the ballot are races for Houston mayor, city council members, Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College board members, and City of Bellaire council members. The State of Texas has set Jan. 28, 2020 as the runoff date for the House District 148 Special Election. Early voting for that election is Jan. 20-24, 2020.

“We truly hope that all registered voters exercise their right to vote,” Dr. Trautman added. “Every voice matters, please be proactive and remember you can now vote YOUR way.”

Harris County voters can find individual sample ballots, polling locations, and utilize the new wait time feature at www.HarrisVotes.com. Mobile phone users can text VOTE to 1-833-937-0700 to find the nearest voting center.