The December 2019 Runoff Election has passed but stay tuned for helpful voting information for 2020!
Runoff elections are scheduled for Saturday, December 14.
Early Voting: November 27; December 2-10. Hours: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm
(Note: Sunday, December 8, hours are 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
*District B City Council race is postponed until March 3, 2020, due to pending court challenges.
Texas House of Representatives – District 148
An informed vote is the best kind of vote! Here are all the ways you can access the Houston Voters Guide:
Please note that our Voters Guide contains information about Statewide Propositions 1-10, METRO Bond Proposal and Candidates for City of Houston, Houston Community College Board of Trustees, Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees and Texas House District 148.
NEW FOR ELECTION DAY: CAST YOUR BALLOT AT ANY HARRIS COUNTY POLLING LOCATION
If you plan to cast your ballot in person on Election Day, you can vote at your local polling place in the precinct where you are registered or at ANY Harris County polling location. There are more than 750 polling places located throughout Harris County. Choose the Election Day polling location most convenient for you!
For more information phone 713-755-6965 or visit www.harrisvotes.com/voteyourway.
RIDE METRO FREE ON ELECTION DAY
METRO is providing complimentary trips to polling locations in our service area for the December run-off election. Voters can ride at no charge on METRORail, local buses, and METROLift.
Free round-trip transportation to the polls will be available on Election Day, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Voters will need to inform bus operators and/or fare inspectors they are going to or returning from the polls. Patrons needing customized directions can map out their ride with the METRO TRIP app or on RideMETRO.org.
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE IN PERSON IN ALL TEXAS ELECTIONS
Those voting in person, whether voting early or on Election Day, will be required to present a photo identification or an alternative identification allowed by law.
ELECTIONS FOR CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICIALS AND HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF TRUSTEES ARE NON- PARTISAN
Candidates do not run as representatives of any political party. In each of these races a candidate must receive 50% plus one vote to be certified as the winner. If no candidate reaches this threshold the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff election. Runoff elections are scheduled for December 14th.
Early Voting hours for the runoff election are as follows: November 27; December 2-10. Hours: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm (Note: Sunday, December 8, hours are 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm). Any registered Harris County voter may cast an early ballot at any early voting location in Harris County.
VOTING BY MAIL
Voters may cast mail ballots if they are at least 65 years old, if they will be out of Harris County during the Early Voting period and on Election Day, if they are sick or disabled or if they are incarcerated but eligible to vote. Mail ballots may be requested by visiting harrisvotes.com or by phoning 713-755-6965. A signed paper copy of your ballot by mail request must be received no later than Tuesday, December 3. Requests received by fax or email will not be honored.
Should you encounter any problems at the poll, you may always ask to cast a Provisional Ballot. You may also contact the County Clerk’s office at 713-755-6965, the Texas Secretary of State Election Division at 1-800-252-8683, or the United States Department of Justice at 1-800-253-3931 if you believe that your right to vote is being unlawfully denied or impeded.