Voting Information for the May 24 Runoff Elections in Harris County
If you live in Texas and you are not sure if you are properly registered,
you can check your voter registration here!
Since these are runoffs for party primary elections, there are some extra rules you need to know:
How can I VOTE EARLY BY MAIL for the May 24, 2016 election?
- If you voted in this year's Democratic Party primary, you cannot vote in the Republican Party runoff.
- If you voted in this year's Republican Party primary, you cannot vote in the Democratic Party runoff.
- If you did NOT vote in either party's primary, you MAY vote in either party's runoff.
- Regardless of whether or not you vote in a party primary or runoff, you may vote for any party's candidate in the general election in November.
When and where can I VOTE EARLY IN PERSON for the May 24, 2016 election?
Where do I VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, May 24, 2016?
Voting on Election Day, May 24:
If you live in Harris County, you can find where to vote on Election Day by using this page, based on the home address you listed when you registered to vote.
To find your polling place,
enter your 5-digit zip code and click "Continue". You must use a zip code for an actual street address. Zip codes for post office boxes will not be accepted.
Please note that this location is open on Election Day, May 24, only. For voting before May 24, please click here.
Enter your zip code (for the home address where you are registered to vote):
ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES FOR MAY 24, 2016 ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE.
PLEASE CHECK BACK NEAR ELECTION DAY, OR SEE BELOW TO VOTE EARLY.
Voting Early By Mail:
You can vote early by mail if you are:
at least 65 years of age; OR,
you are sick or disabled; OR,
confined in jail, but eligible to vote, OR,
you will be out of Harris County (for any reason) from May 16 - May 20 and also on May 24, so you can't vote during the early voting period nor on Election Day.
To vote by mail, you must fill out and mail an application so that you will be sent a ballot. You may apply for the ballot on or after Jan. 1. The county must receive your application by May 13. If you are a Harris County voter, you can click here to download an application to vote by mail.
Once you receive and mark your ballot, you must mail it so that it is received by 7:00 pm on Election Day. If you apply to vote by mail, and then decide to vote in person instead, you must cancel your request in writing or bring your unmarked ballot with you to the polls for cancellation.
There are special instructions for voters who are serving in the armed forces or who are living outside the United States. For more information, please click here.
Voting Early In Person:
From May 16 - May 20, any voter registered in Harris County can vote EARLY at the times shown below. For early voting, any voter registered in Harris County can choose ANY of the locations listed below the calendar, regardless of where in Harris County you are registered.
(Note that if you vote on the actual Election Day, May 24, you may vote only in your neighborhood polling place, not the early vote locations shown below. Click here to find your neighborhood polling place for voting on May 24 only.)
SORRY - THE EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE HAS NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
This information provided as a public service for Harris County residents
by former State Representative Scott Hochberg.
Click to e-mail Scott