Houston Runoff Voter Guide 2019: Polling locations, candidates

Houston runoff voter guide 2019

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Find your Houston City Council district here. (Courtesy City of Houston)
Houston voters hit the polls a second time to cast a vote in municipal races in which no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote during the November general election.

Candidates for mayor and all five at-large positions are on the ballot. Those who live in parts of the Heights, Northside and East End also vote for a District H City Council candidate.

Key dates:

Early voting: Nov. 26 and Dec. 2-10

Last day to apply for ballot by mail: Dec. 3

Election Day: Dec. 14

Where to vote:

An updated list of Harris County polling locations and wait times can use the Harris County Poll Finder Map. Registered voters can cast a ballot at any location within the county.

City of Houston runoff races:

Click the race title to view Candidate Q&A's, if available. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*).

The runoff election for the District B City Council seat is postponed and will not be included in the Dec. 14 runoff election with the rest of Houston’s municipal elections. The third-place finisher, Renee Jefferson-Smith, filed a lawsuit against opponent Cynthia Bailey, alleging that she is not permitted on the ballot because she has a felony conviction.


Sylvester Turner

Tony Buzbee

At-Large Position 1

Mike Knox*

Raj Salhorta

At-Large Position 2

David Robinson*

Willie R. Davis

At-Large Position 3

Michael Kubosh*

Janaeya Carmouche

At-Large Position 4

Anthony Dolcefino

Letitia Plummer

At-Large Position 5

Eric Dick

Sallie Alcorn

District A

Amy Peck

George Harry Zoes

District C

Abbie Kamin

Shelley Kennedy

District D

Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Brad "Scarface" Jordan

District F

Tiffany D. Thomas

Van Huynh

District H

Karla Cisneros*

Isabel Longoria

District J

Sandra Rodriguez

Edward Pollard

Other election FAQs

How can I vote by mail?

Registered voters may cast a ballot by mail if they meet one of these criteria: are away from county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period; are sick or disabled; are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or are confined in jail, but eligible to vote. Those who meet these criteria can apply to the county no later than the 11th day before Election Day.

How do I know if I am registered to vote?

The Harris County tax office oversees registration. Residents can check their registration status at www.hctax.net/Voter/Search

What can I bring into the polls?

According to the Texas Secretary of State, the use of wireless communication devices is prohibited within 100 feet of the polling location. The taking of photographs is also prohibited. Voters can bring written materials as long as they are not intended to be used in electioneering.

Can I bring someone to assist me while voting?

Any person can ask someone to help them other than their employer, an agent of the employer, or an officer or agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs.
By Emma Whalen

Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered health care and public education in Austin.


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