Voting in the May Elections: Vote Early!

Below are some tips on how to be an effective and knowledgeable voter without exhausting yourself. As many of you know, I’m a deputy voter registrar (which means I can register people to vote) and I encourage everyone who is able to get out and vote early and often.*

Coming up we have a special election on May 5, 2018, for Houston City Council District K following the death of Larry Green. The voter registration deadline is April 5. Then on May 22, 2018, we have the primary runoff election (candidates who didn’t get over 50% of their party’s vote in March). The voter registration deadline is April 23. The Voters Guide compiled for the March 6 primary election still applies since there are no new candidates.

*kidding. It’s illegal to vote more than once in an election. Please don’t get yourself arrested for voter fraud. That’s not a thing.

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The League of Women Voters of Houston’s Voters Guide is my favorite resource for doing your own research.

 

  1. Pull up your sample ballot from harrisvotes.com to print or write down names since you can’t bring your phone into the booth.
  2. You can vote at any location during early voting (see dates below) but NOT on election day: http://www.harrisvotes.com/Ea…/EarlyVotingLocationsNonIE.pdf.
  3. The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area Voters Guide is an excellent resource to do your own research http://lwvhouston.org/.
  4. If you doing your own research isn’t feasible the Houston GLBT Political Caucus endorsements are a great starting point: http://www.thecaucus.org/endorsements/.
  5. Bring ID! Although if you don’t have it you can still vote. (Details here: http://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo/AcceptableID.aspx)

 

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Special Election early voting dates, times, and locations throughout Harris County. Click the pic for more details!

 

 

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Primary Runoff early voting dates, times, and locations throughout Harris County. Click the pic for more details!

 

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