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Voting Resources: HPL Guide

Voting Resources

Voting is more than just a civic duty; it's a powerful expression of our community's voice. At the Houston Public Library, we're committed to fostering an informed and engaged community. We aim to provide Houstonians with the resources they need to navigate the voting process confidently. Dive into this guide to understand the significance of your vote, learn how to register, and mark important dates on your calendar, ensuring you are prepared for every election season. 
Please note: Voter registration applications are available at all Houston Public Library locations.
Eligibility for Registration
You are eligible to register to vote if:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old on the date your voter registration application is submitted, and you are 18 years of age on Election Day;
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
Essential Voting Websites
  • Vote Texas
    Official statewide portal providing essential, comprehensive voting information, guidelines, and resources to ensure a well-informed and smooth voting process for all Texas residents.
  • Harris Votes
    A dedicated portal for Harris County, offering detailed, up-to-date voting information, resources, and tools, ensuring a seamless and informed voting experience for its residents.
  • Fort Bend County Elections
    A specialized resource offering essential voting information, guidelines, and tools, ensuring a facilitated, informed, and straightforward voting process within Fort Bend County.
  • Brazoria County Elections
    Brazoria County’s official resource, providing voters with essential information, guidelines, and tools, ensuring a knowledgeable and efficient voting experience within the county.
  • League of Women Voters of Texas
    Empowering voters with comprehensive educational resources and advocacy, the League fosters informed participation, strengthening democracy across Texas through community engagement and policy influence.
  • League of Women Voters of Houston
    Dedicated to enhancing civic engagement in Houston, the League provides essential voter education, resources, and advocacy, promoting informed decision-making and active community participation.
  • Ballotpedia
    A comprehensive encyclopedia of American political candidates and elections, Ballotpedia offers detailed, neutral information, enabling informed voting decisions through accessible, thorough electoral insights.
  • Vote411
    A dedicated platform providing personalized ballot and election information, Vote411 fosters informed decision-making, encouraging thoughtful and active participation in the democratic process for every voter.
  • VoteRiders
    VoteRiders is an organization dedicated to ensuring all eligible voters can participate in elections by assisting them in obtaining necessary voter IDs.



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Voting Locations
Vote by Mail

Note: Applications for Ballot by Mail must be submitted in advance of the election by the specified deadline.

Need Help
  • 1-866-687-8683 (OUR VOTE)
  • 1-888-839-8682 (VE-Y-VOTA) en Español
  • 1-888-274-8683 (API-VOTE) Asian multilingual assistance
  • Voting FAQs