Voter Registration Open Now Through October 7

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Voter registration is well underway in the great state of Texas for the upcoming November 5 Uniform Election. We want to make sure everyone in our Klein Family is prepared to fulfill his or her civic duty so we’ve compiled this list to walk you through the process. 

Voting – What’s the big deal?

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights and responsibilities given to United States citizens. It gives us the opportunity to share our hearts and minds with the elected officials who represent EVERY. This, in turn, has the power to affect change. 

You have the power to vote on topics today that will affect you and our community for years to come. Remember, your vote is your voice. 

Okay, I get it. It’s a big deal. Am I eligible to vote? 

You are eligible to vote in Texas 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, 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.

*If you were born on or before September 5, 2001, you are eligible to vote, assuming you meet the other requirements.

I’m not registered. Can I vote?

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. In order to register, pick up or print out a Voter Registration Application. Simply fill it out and mail it in at least 30 days before the election date. Note: The last day to register is October 7, 2019.

You will mail in your completed registration application to the following address:

Ann Harris Bennett
Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
P.O. Box 3527
Houston, TX 77253-3527

I don’t know if I’m registered to vote. 

You can confirm your registration status on the VoteTexas.gov site by going to Am I Registered? where you will select one of three methods for conducting your search:

  1. your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate; 
  2. your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration; 
  3. your first and last name. 

Or, you can call the voter registrar’s office in the county where you reside.

The Harris County voter registrar’s office contact number is: 713-274-VOTE

Where can I get a Voter Registration Application? 

  1. Request an application online from the Texas Secretary of State.
  2. Request, via e-mail at voters@hctx.net for a paper application to be mailed to you. Provide a mailing address and phone number in your email. 
  3. Call 713-274-VOTE (8683) to be assisted in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese.

You can pick-up an application at your local U.S. Postal office, library, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) site, Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices.