Next Election: May 4, 2019
Election day is on Saturday, May 4. The polls will be open from 7 am - 7 pm.
Voting By Mail
You may vote early by mail if you are registered to vote in Harris County and meet one of the following requirements:
- 65 years of age or older on Election Day
- Out of Harris County during the early voting period and on Election Day
- Confined in jail, but eligible to vote
Annual Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
Eligible voters who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled qualify to apply for the Annual Application for Ballot By Mail. By choosing the "annual" option on the application, this guarantees applicants will receive a mail ballot for all elections held during a calendar year. Annual applications may be submitted beginning the first day of a calendar year (January 1) and no later than the 11th day before Election Day. Apply as soon as possible!
Eligible voters who do not qualify for the ABBM may submit an application for a single election beginning the first day of the calendar year (January 1) and no later than the 11th day before Election Day. Apply as soon as possible!
Send your application one of the following ways:
Harris County Clerk
Attn: Elections Division
P.O. Box 1148
Houston, TX 77251-1148
Common or contract carrier
Harris County Clerk
1001 Preston, 4th Flr, Rm. 440
Houston, TX 77002
Please note, the law has changed. To be effective, an application for ballot by mail submitted by FAX or EMAIL must also be submitted by mail and be received by the early voting clerk not later than the fourth business day after the transmission by fax or email is received. (TEC 84.007).
Voter ID Requirements
-Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
-Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
-Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
-Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
-United States military identification card containing the voter’s photograph
-United States citizenship certificate containing the voter’s photograph
-United States passport (book or card)