Engaging and expanding the electorate across generations to register voters, get out the vote and challenging the barriers that have historically and systemically blocked our access to civic participations, especially among marginalized communities.
Houston in Action members coordinate to make voter registration, turnout, and access for Houston-area eligible voters and eligible voters accessible and equitable.
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Wednesday, January 1, 2021
Last Day to Register to Vote: Thursday, April 1, 2021
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Monday, April 19, 2021
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Saturday, May 1, 2021 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 3, 2021 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day
Check out the interactive map below from harrisvotes.com. Select "Early Voting" or "Election Day" to begin using the map.
Harris County Voter Hotline: 713-755-6965
Election Protection (English): 866-687-8683
Protección electoral (español):888-839-8682
Asian Languages: 888-274-8683
American Sign Language (video call): 301-818-8683
Disability Rights Texas: 888-796-8693
For the latest on 2020 Election in Harris County, visit harrisvotes.com
How do I check to see if I’m registered to vote?
Texas resident outside of Harris County? Visit votetexas.gov.
I have questions about voting from home, or vote-by-mail, where should I look for more information?
Check the Harris County website.
How do I request a mail-in ballot?
Am I eligible to vote by mail?
What do I need to be able to cast a regular ballot? (provided by VoterRiders)
Any of the following documents are valid:
What assistance is available for voter ID questions?
Who can I call about voting or ballot questions, or to see if my ballot was received?
Do I have the right to vote if I have a felony conviction?
Who can I call if I have questions about voting in my County?
If I request an absentee ballot, can I still vote in person later?
You may vote in person even if you applied for a Vote by Mail ballot, but you can only vote once. To vote in person, take your Vote by Mail ballot to a voting center to surrender it and receive a regular ballot. If you do not have the mail ballot with you, you may still vote in person using a provisional ballot.
How do I properly fill out my absentee/mail ballot?
When you receive your TX ballot remember to sign it in the proper location and use the secrecy envelope to secure it first before putting in the return envelope. Some counties provide postage, but you may need to provide your own stamp. We recommend you mail your ballot by Oct. 20 or drop it off at your local election office.
Can I track the status of my absentee/mail-in ballot?
You can track the status of your TX mail-in ballot to make sure it arrived and was submitted correctly by contacting your county elections office: https://harrisvotes.com/Tracking
When and where can I Early Vote?
Any qualified voter may vote in person at the main early voting polling place or at any other designated early voting branch location during designated times. Click here to find Early Voting locations.: https://harrisvotes.com/Map?lang=en-US
I moved recently, can I still vote?
If you moved within your TX county, you must notify the voter registrar. if you moved to a new TX county or from out of state, you must re-register! For more info: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/did-you-change-something.html
Any other issues with voting send them to the Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
We advise that you report any voting issues or direct your question to the experts at the Election Protection Hotline (866) OUR-VOTE: 866-687-8683. You can call or text with your questions.
What excuses are acceptable to vote absentee?
TX does require an excuse to vote absentee or by mail. These are the applicable excuses: https://harrisvotes.com/vbmfaq
How do I find information for my local election office?
You can find your local TX election office information here by county: https://harrisvotes.com
I still haven't received my ballot in the mail. What do I do?
If you did not receive your ballot please contact your TX county election office: https://harrisvotes.com/?lang=en-US#Contact
What is a provisional ballot?
Provisional Ballots are a fail-safe mechanism for voters who arrive at the polls on Election Day and whose eligibility to vote is uncertain. They are also referred to as “challenge ballots” or “affidavit ballots” in some states. When there is uncertainty about a voter’s eligibility—the potential voter’s name is not on the voter rolls, a required identification document isn’t available or other issues—the election official is required to offer the voter a provisional ballot instead of a regular ballot, which is kept separate and not counted until verified as a legitimate vote.