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Important Election Dates

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Friday, January 1, 2016
Last Day to Register to Vote Tuesday, October 11, 2016
First Day of Early Voting     Monday, October 24, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, October 28, 2016
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, November 4, 2016
Election Day! Ballot by Mail Due Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Get Informed

Who am I voting for?
You can now download your Local Ballot.  Enter in your address, and you can get a description of all positions up for election that will appear on your ballot, with information provided by candidates on their platforms and backgrounds.  

Use the League of Women Voters’ Guides for Houston and for Texas to learn more about your local candidates, their platforms and their backgrounds.

What education resources are out there?
Check out the League of Women Voters ‘Be a Texas Voter’ Campaign. It is full of information for different ages, ethnic groups, educators, non-profits, community organizations, and more.

Be sure to tune in to the Presidential Debates!

Go Vote!

Election Day problems? Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)

Review the New Voter ID Procedures for Texas

Know your Voting Rights
Did you know you can:

  • Receive up to two more ballots if you make a mistake while marking the ballot?
  • Bring an interpretor to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language?
  • Read your voting rights to find out more.

Ballot by Mail


You may vote early by-mail if you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;
  • Sick or disabled;
  • 65 years of age or older on Election Day;
  • or Confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

You must make a written request for a ballot by mail:

  • State the address at which you are registered to vote;
  • Give one of the reasons listed above for requesting a ballot;
  • Provide the address to which you want the ballot mailed. If the ballot is not being mailed outside the county, nor to the address at which you are registered, then you must provide a description of that such as nursing home, hospital, etc.;
  • You must sign the application;
  • Applications can be downloaded from the county Elections site (see below).

Send your Ballot by Mail application request :