Close to 91,000 Harris County voters turned out to cast a ballot during the first week of early voting ahead of the joint runoff elections on Dec. 9.

The takeaway

According to Harris County early voting data, the average age of the in-person early voter so far in this election is about 62 years old, which is older compared to previous runoff elections and significantly older than Harris County's average registered voter population age of 47 years old.

“That will fluctuate a bit once all ballots are cast for this election,” Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth said in a news release.


Vacant positions up for the Dec. 9 joint runoff election include:

Ballot contests will vary by district, including the following differences:

  • Voters in Houston City Council districts D, G and H will see seven contests on their ballot, and all other Houston voters will see six.
  • District 4 voters in Baytown will elect a council member.
  • Bellaire voters will elect a new mayor.

Also of note

Dec. 5 marks the last day of early voting. The 41 voting centers will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. across the greater Houston area Dec. 4-5.