Voting and Election Resources
If you want to make a change you have to VOTE. That means voting at the city/county/state level to make changes that affect ALL Americans. Here are some helpful resources regarding:
- Register to Vote
- For Registered Voters
- Election Information
- Ballot By Mail
- Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars
Register to Vote
If you are not yet registered to vote, you are eligible to register if:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
- You are at least 17 years and 10 months old
- You’re a convicted felon and COMPLETED your sentence, probation or parole (OFF PAPER) you CAN vote
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
To register, find a volunteer deputy voter registrar (ask us!) or obtain an application online. (you must complete, sign, and send back the application to become registered).
For Harris County residents:
- Check your voter registration status here
- Find out who represents you here
- Map of Harris County Precinct Chairs here
For Harris County and residents of other counties:
- Check your voter registration status, current address, and precinct number Here
- If you need to UPDATE your address within the SAME COUNTY, you can update it Here. You will need either Driver’s License or ID Card, Social Security Number, or Voter Registration Card VUID (Voter Unique Identifier). You can get your VUID Here.
- If you need to UPDATE your address in a DIFFERENT COUNTY, you must complete a new voter registration application. You can obtain one from a Deputy Voter Registrar or request an application from RegisterTexas.com (You must complete and sign the application you receive in the mail and send it back – postage paid – in order to be registered.)
Find out about election dates (including early voting) and polling locations here: HARRIS COUNTY POLL FINDER MAP
If you’ve never voted before or it’s been a while since you last voted, you can watch a short 4-minute video on how to vote here -> (How to Vote on the eSlate Voting Machine).
Here’s more information about the voting equipment you’ll be using to vote. Click HERE, then select “eSlate video”.
Election Day Tips
- Remember no cell phone/electronic devices are allowed within 100 feet of the polling site. So, bring a printed or handwritten list of candidates and propositions.
- Do not wear clothing/buttons mentioning candidates or issues.
- For a complete article about what NOT to do on Election Day in Texas, click Here.
Ballot By Mail Information
You are eligible to vote by mail if you are:
- 65 or over on Election Day
- sick or disabled
- out of your county of residence during early voting and Election Day (college, vacation, business, etc), or
- in jail but otherwise eligible to vote
If you are eligible and want to obtain a ballot by mail, you must apply annually (if 65+ or disabled) or for EACH election (if out of town for school, business, vacation, etc.) To receive an APPLICATION to vote by mail in Harris County, download the application Here and then complete, sign, and return the application before the deadline.
If you are a military voter, click here for everything you need to know.
Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars
To become a voter registrar, take a 1-hour mandatory Harris County training class.
VDVR – Events/Opportunities