Harris County postpones primary election runoffs until July

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Harris County’s primary election runoffs have been postponed from May 26 to July, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced in a news release March 23. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Harris County’s primary election runoffs have been postponed from May 26 to July, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced in a news release March 23. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Harris County’s primary election runoffs have been postponed from May 26 to July, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced in a news release March 23. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Harris County’s primary election runoffs have been postponed from May 26 to July, Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman announced in a news release March 23.

According to the release, election day is now scheduled to take place July 14 with early voting set for July 6-10. The last day to register to vote in the runoffs is June 15 and the last day to apply for a ballot-by-mail is seven days prior to the election, or July 7.

“We will continue to work with the secretary of state and keep our residents informed about additional updates regarding the runoff elections,” Trautman said in a statement. “We encourage voters to take advantage of early voting and ballot-by-mail options.”

Additionally, Harris County Clerk offices remain closed to the public until further notice however, employees continue to serve the public via email and phone.

While many county clerk services are still available, unavailable services at the moment include requesting a marriage license, opening an assumed name, filing of a home birth record, requesting a birth certificate, requesting acknowledgement of paternity, filing power of attorney of a minor and requesting a liquor license.


“We will continue to reassess our resources and staffing needs on a weekly basis,” Trautman said in a statement. “The health and safety of both the public and our employees is our highest priority.”

For more information about the upcoming primary election runoffs and other services provided by the Harris County Clerk’s Office, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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