April 4 last day for Harris County residents to register to vote in May 4 election


Harris County voters will see city council elections, school board elections and propositions on the ballot May 4.

Early voting begins April 22. To cast a ballot, voters must be registered at least 30 days prior to the date of the election—or by April 4. A completed and signed application is also required by this deadline for those who have had recent name and/or address changes.

Citizens can confirm their voter registration status by searching at the Harris County tax assessor-collector and voter registrar’s website or at the Texas secretary of state’s website.

Visit www.harrisvotes.com for voting locations, sample ballots and other important information.

Registration eligibility laws require applicants to:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a United States citizen;
  • 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:

  • Visit any Harris County Tax Office location to submit a completed, signed form 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Download and print an application in EnglishSpanishVietnamese or Chinese.
  • Request an application online from the Texas secretary of state.
  • Request to have a paper application mailed to you via email at voters@hctx.net. Be sure to provide a mailing address and phone number with your request.
  • Call 713-274-8683 to be assisted in EnglishSpanish, Vietnamese or Chinese.
  • 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.

Completed applications can be mailed at least 30 days prior to the election to:

Ann Harris Bennett
Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
PO Box 3527
Houston, TX, 77253-3527

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  1. Mindy Rodriguez

    PLEASE explain how we can continue to have VOTERS whom cannot speak ENGLISH… contribute to anything USA? And why our dropping dead Private Sector is forced to pay for NON ASSIMILATION… INSULTS to BETRAYAL…while other nations shove their overpopulation upon our soil…NUMBERS USA the PLAGUE of the CENTURY. Vietnam…after dumping 20% in 1975 on the USA..declared “we have to do something about our overpopulation!’ Anyone whose sons, father, brother, uncle, mothers, even grandfather or and grandmothers, sister, aunt and neighbors and friends… NEVER RETURNED from VIETNAM…now view streets changed for their convenience…or o the Vietnamese etc. while our DNA is gone..systematically sacrificed…to come to this… WHY? the BETRAYAL, INSULT… giving away the USA the invaders never earned…and never will…and couldn’t care less… NO OTHER NATION makes invaders their priority over their own law abiding, working, contributing citizens… HOW MUCH LONGER? Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto YOU… U N W O R T H Y….as if we are mentally and physically chained….. our enemies see this…expect anything and everything…

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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.
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