Election Day is November 3 - What You Need to Know Before Heading to the Polls
Harris County Clerk Stanart Encourages Citizens to Prepare For Election Day
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 11/2/2015, 3:22 p.m.
Houston, TX – Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart strongly encourages citizens who plan to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to be prepared before voting on Election Day. “It is very important for voters to know the answers to Where, When, Who and What before heading to the polls on Election Day,” said Stanart, the chief election official of the county.
Where do I go to vote?
In Texas, on Election Day a voter must vote at the precinct where the voter is registered to vote. Voters can find their Election Day polling location by searching on their name or address on the Harris County Clerk’s election website at www.HarrisVotes.com.
When can I vote?
Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters in line to vote by 7 p.m. are allowed to vote.
Who and what is on my ballot?
Voters can only vote on candidates and measures for districts in which they reside. Voters can view what they will see on their specific ballot by searching on their name or address on the “Find Your Poll and View Voter Specific Ballot” link at www.HarrisVoter.com. Voters may print their sample ballot to study and take with them into the voting booth.
What must I bring to the poll be able to vote?
A voter is required to present one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location:
· Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS);
· Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS;
· Texas personal identification card issued by DPS;
· Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS;
· United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph;
· United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph;
· United States passport.
Voters who do not present an acceptable form of photo identification may cast a “provisional ballot”. For the provisional ballot to be counted, the voter must present one of the required photo identifications to the Voter Registrar within 6 days after the election.
Voters cannot wear or display items that promote a candidate, proposition or a party inside of the polling location and should be aware that use of personal electronic devices, including cell phones, is prohibited. Voters may bring in documents that will assist the voter to vote.
“A well-informed voter helps make the voting process a more efficient and positive experience for all,” concluded Stanart. Voters may visit www.HarrisVotes.com or call 713.755.6965 for more election information.