The Texas Organizing Project has won a lawsuit to keep some polls in Harris County open until 8 p.m. after a late start and malfunctioning equipment at some polling places, according to an ABC 13 report.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday afternoon against Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart’s office and the Harris County Commissioners Court states voters were left to wait in an hour-long line after polls were unlawfully delayed, the ABC 13 report stated. The suit also states the county failed to provide functioning equipment at a number of polling places on Election Day.
Nine polling places will be permitted to remain open until 8 p.m., including:
- Iglesia Trinidad, 11602 Bobcat Road, Houston
- Metcalf Elementary, 6100 Queenston Blvd., Houston
- Evelyn Thompson Elementary, 220 Case Grande Drive, Houston
- Hampton Inn Katy Freeway, 5820 I-10, Houston
- Fiesta Mart, 8130 Kirby Drive, Houston
- John Marshall Middle School, 1115 Noble St., Houston
- HOAPV Community Building, 1810 Bluebonnet Place Circle, Houston
- Lone Star College Cypress Center, 19710 Clay Road, Katy
- Houston Community College Alief Center, 13803 Bissonnet St., Houston
From ABC 13