The early voting period for the Dec. 12 runoff election began last week, with the election set to determine two city council seats in the Humble area.

Voters inside Humble's city limits can cast their ballots for either Arliss Bentley or Paula Settle in the race for Humble City Council Place 4. Meanwhile, registered voters in the Humble area, west of the city limits, can cast ballots for Cynthia Bailey or Tarsha Jackson in the race for Houston City Council District B.

Early voting for the Dec. 12 runoff election began Nov. 25 and picked back up Nov. 30 after the Thanksgiving holiday. Registered voters can cast their ballots in person Nov. 30-Dec. 5 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Dec. 6 from noon-7 p.m. and Dec. 7-8 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., according to the Harris County Elections Administrator's office. The runoff election day is Dec. 12.

During early voting, Humble-area residents can cast their ballots at any of the 10 polling locations in Harris County, two of which are also drive-thru polling locations. However, the closest polling location to Humble is the Octavia Fields Branch Library, located at 1503 S. Houston Ave., Humble.

Additionally, some nearby Election Day polling locations include The Light of the World Christian Fellowship at 16161 Old Humble Road, Humble; the Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport Hotel at 15222 John F Kennedy Blvd., Houston; and New Beulah E Johnson Elementary School at 13901 Homestead Road, Humble. Click here to find the nearest polling location to you.

The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Dec. 1. Mail-in ballots can be brought to the Harris County Administration Building at 1011 Preston St., Ste. 439, Houston.

For more information on the Dec. 12 runoff election, visit or call 713-755-6965.