Harris County polling locations operating with extended hours in final three days of early voting

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Harris County residents line up outside of Big Stone Lodge in Spring to cast their votes early. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Oct. 28 at 9:10 a.m.

With three days of early voting remaining before the Nov. 3 general election, more than 1.2 million Harris County voters have already cast their ballots via mail or in person since Oct. 13. About 13% of voters cast mail ballots, while 87% have voted in person.

Extended hours at polling locations this week will allow more flexibility for residents to vote later in the day, as all locations are open until at least 10 p.m. Oct. 28-29, and eight sites will operate for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Find more election content, including candidate Q&A’s, polling locations, election results and more, at communityimpact.com/voter-guide.

Originally posted Oct. 26 at 9:10 p.m.

In the first two weeks of early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, Harris County residents have cast 992,890 ballots in person and an additional 156,157 ballots via mail, according to unofficial totals released by the Harris County Clerk's Office.


Voter turnout for the 2016 general election exceeded 1.3 million by the end of Election Day. With nearly 1.15 million votes cast thus far and four days remaining in the early voting period, the county is on track to break that record before Election Day, Nov. 3. All 122 early voting sites throughout Harris County will be open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 27-29, giving voters an additional three hours to head to the polls. On Oct. 29, eight of those polling locations will be open for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. On Oct. 30, the last day of early voting, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

About 953,600 county residents voted early in November 2016, and another 350,900 people voted on Election Day. This year, Harris County residents have six additional days of early voting—through Oct. 30—and additional options such as drive-thru voting.


Find more election content, including candidate Q&A’s, polling locations, election results and more, at communityimpact.com/voter-guide.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.