The Montgomery County Elections Department will host an open house Oct. 15 to allow voters the chance to learn about and try out the Hart InterCivic Verity Duo voting system in place for the Nov. 8 elections.

The open house will be held across eight different locations in the county, all of which will be election locations for early voting or Election Day voting. The open house will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. regardless of location, and no registration is required, according to the department website.

For those unable to attend the in-person workshop, a video is online at the county elections website explaining the voting system.

The eight locations are as follows:

  • Central Library: 104 I-45 N., Conroe

  • Magnolia Event Center: 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia

  • North Montgomery County Community Center: 600 Gerald St., Willis

  • South County Community Center: 2235 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands

  • Lone Star Community Center: 2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery

  • Knights of Columbus Hall: 29327 S. Plum Creek Drive, Spring

  • West Montgomery County Community Development Center: 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia

  • East Montgomery County Fair Association Building: 21675A McCleskey Road, New Caney

Montgomery County purchased the Hart InterCivic system in 2021, but only certified its use as legally required at a Sept. 13 Commissioners Court meeting. The county purchased the voting system for $8.1 million following approval from the secretary of state’s office.

Several local elections for municipal utility districts—including those that are at least partially in Montgomery County—have used the current version this year. Harris County Elections switched to the Hart InterCivic system in 2021.

At the Sept. 13 meeting, commissioners also approved fees for renting out county election equipment to elections where Montgomery County has been contracted to provide services—such as Lone Star Groundwater's board of directors election. Fees are capped at 10% of the purchase price of each piece of equipment per day of use.

To find out Montgomery County election precincts and Election Day voting locations, click here. For early voting locations and times, click here. A copy of the county’s sample ballot can be found here.