Another early voting period is upon registered Harris County voters this June as two runoff contests are underway with the Harris Central Appraisal District's board of directors.

From June 3-11, early voters will be able to cast their ballots at 26 polling locations across the county for two positions on the HCAD board.

By the numbers

As of June 3, at least 1,428 ballots were cast in-person, while 1,702 ballots were mailed, totaling 3,130 votes, according to the county clerk's office.

How we got here

After votes were canvassed by HCAD on May 15, the May 4 uniform election resulted in only Kathy Blueford-Daniels being elected to Place 1 for a term beginning July 1.

HCAD Place 2 and Place 3 candidates did not receive more than 50% of the votes during the May 4 election, according to the district's website. Therefore, runoff elections for the two board positions in June will be as follows:

HCAD, director at large, Place 2HCAD, director at large, Place 3Sample runoff ballots are available on the Harris County election website—found here.

What residents should know

Appraisal board members serve in more administrative roles, such as hiring the chief appraiser, setting the appraisal district’s annual budget and communicating with external stakeholders. The elected board members are not setting local property values, as previously reported by Community Impact.

Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth said in a news release that even if voters did not cast a ballot in the May 4 uniform election, they can still vote in the June 15 runoff election. Early voting hours will be:
  • June 3-8: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • June 9: noon-7 p.m.
  • June 10-11: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Votes can be cast on election day, June 15, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

“The Harris Central Appraisal District is the largest appraisal district in Texas and one of the largest appraisal districts in the United States. If you own property in Harris County, this election will impact you," Hudspeth said.