VOTE: Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 election approaches

A number of local, state and federal elected positions are contested in this yearu2019s elections.

A number of local, state and federal elected positions are contested in this yearu2019s elections.

Voters must be registered by Oct. 9 to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Citizens can confirm their voter registration status by visiting the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

Early voting kicks off Monday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Nov. 2. During this time, eligible voters can vote at any early voting location in their county of residence. Polling place hours vary at each early voting location, but Election Day voting hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. statewide.

Visit www.votetexas.gov for a list of candidates, sample ballots, to update your name or address and find other important information.


Registration eligibility laws require applicants to:

  • be a United States citizen;

  • be a resident of the county where the application was submitted;

  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day;

  • not have been determined by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; and

  • not have been finally convicted of a felony—or if convicted, have fully discharged the sentence, completed a period of probation ordered by any court or have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote.







Those who have not yet registered to vote have several options:

  • Register in person at your county voter registrar’s office.

  • Fill out a voter registration application online, print it and mail it to your county voter registrar’s office.

  • Pick up an application at your local U.S. post office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety site, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices to register by mail.

  • Register by mail by requesting a postage-paid application be mailed to you.




SHARE THIS STORY
By Danica Smithwick

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.

<

MOST RECENT

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo proposed establishing an immigrant legal defense fund for county residents at the Feb. 25 commissioners court meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Harris County looks to establish immigrant legal defense fund

Hidalgo said this program would “inject a measure of fairness into our justice system” for individuals and families who do not have access to legal services.

Steven Ebell (left) discussed the allocation of resources for English language arts and dual-language students with the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees at its regular meeting on Feb. 24. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek ISD approves allocation of $2 million in resources for language arts, ESL classrooms

The funding will help provide resources for a variety of English language arts and dual language students.

Adebisi Bashorun started University of Houston-Clear Lake's African Student Association in 2019. (Courtesy of University of Houston-Clear Lake)
Clear Lake resident starts University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first African Student Association

Universty of Houston-Clear Lake officials said the emerging student organization’s goals align with the college’s efforts to connect African students to new educational opportunities.

Early voting is underway in Harris County for the March 2020 primary elections. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voter turnout starts strong in Harris County primary elections

The early voting period runs through Feb. 28.

Tracy "TK" Keele, Tracy Keele, Clear Lake Shores police chief, CLS police chief
Clear Lake Shores hires interim police chief as permanent chief

Clear Lake Shores City Council appointed interim Chief Tracy "TK" Keele to the permanent position Feb. 18.

Houston's first chief transportation officer will help the city coordinate its urban planning efforts with other agencies such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Shifting focus from car culture, Houston hires first chief transportation planner

Houston's first chief transportation officer will help the city shift its focus from car-centric urban planning.

(Courtesy city of League City)
League City City Council to consider new water, sewer rates Feb. 25

League City residents will soon see a hike in water and sewer rates after the League City City Council discusses and votes on the issue Feb. 25.

Nassau Bay Police Department warns of credit card issues at Bucky's

Bay Area consumers that made purchases at Bucky’s Convenience Store on NASA Parkway between October and December could see multiple charges on their credit or debit card due to a processing issue, according to a news release from the Nassau Bay Police Department.

Leaders from five Houston-area education foundations spoke about their roles within their respective ISDs at a Feb. 20 Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership committee meeting. (Colleen Ferguson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Creek Education Foundation leader talks student grants, support at BAHEP meeting

Education foundations help connect ISDs to local businesses and community members, giving district officials a sense of what the current workforce needs are, as well as to other ISDs to share ideas and learn from each other.

Cheetos Cheese Pickles from Biggy's (Courtesy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo)
Cheetos cheese pickles, mac and cheese eggrolls, deep-fried cheesecake: 93 food spots to try during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From tried and true to something new, the food options at this year's Rodeo include classic staples and crazy concoctions.

Sylvan Beach Park pavilion exterior, Sylvan Beach pavilion
UPDATE: Sylvan Beach Park pavilion to have new operator by summer; supporters fear gap in service

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia's office said the historic pavilion at Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte will have minimal, if any, downtime over the summer as a new operator takes over pavilion management.

District 22 candidates
19 candidates running for US House District 22 file campaign finance reports

In a race with this many candidates, campaign funding can play a major role, especially when it comes to gaining name recognition with voters.

Back to top