Harris County Early Voting


 

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If you are registered in Texas, visit Texas’s site to find out where to vote. If you are looking to vote early, early voting has been going on from October 13, 2020, and will continue until October 30, 2020. However, dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

Essentials for Voting

Election clerks will ask for photo identification to vote in Texas. The following that is acceptable include:

  • Your Texas driver’s license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas election ID certificate
  • Texas issued Personal ID card
  • U.S. Military I.D. with photo
  • Texas issued Personal ID card
  • U.S. Military I.D. with photo
  • Your U.S. Citizenship certificate with photo
  • Texas Handgun license

Additionally, if for some reason you do not have an ID and cannot acquire one due to a reasonable predicament, you will need to sign a statement that explains why you don’t have the previous forms discussed. You then have the opportunity to present either one of the following:

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate
  • Government Check
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Bank statements or Paychecks
  • Government document with your name and address

Therefore, if you meet the following criteria, you may participate in voting in the election. However, if you cannot present any of the following, you will have the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot. This process takes place at the registrar’s office within 6 calendar days until the date of the election. You will have the opportunity to either present one of the following forms or submit a temporary affidavit. Additionally, if you qualify for the disability exemption you will attest to the fact that you do not have any of the required photo IDS.

Who is Eligible to Vote?

The primary thing to remember upon voting is that you must have voter registration certification before Election Day in Texas. Registration deadlines ended on October 5, 2020.

If you are registered in Texas you must also qualify for the following:

  • Citizenship is valid in the U.S.
  • Must be a resident of the county by which the application for registration states
  • Voters must be at least 17 years and 10 months old (18 is the legal age to vote)
  • Cannot be convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon, the voter must be fully discharged from parole, supervision, incarceration, probation, or be pardoned
  • Cannot be declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law