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 in Harris County) and I encourage everyone who is able to get out and vote early and often.**
Coming up we have an election on November 5, 2020, with early voting running from October 21 through November 1 (details below), and there are some important items on the ballot. I’ll add a few that I’ve been thinking about later.
Note that you can vote anywhere during early voting and on election day!
**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.
- Pull up your sample ballot from harrisvotes.com to print or write down names since you can’t bring your phone into the booth.
- You can vote at any location during early voting (see dates below) AND on Election Day (this is new for 2019!): harrisvotes.com/EarlyVoting.
- If you want directions to the nearest early voting location text “VOTE” to (833) 937-0700 to use the no-cost service TextToPolls created by student Nile Dixon.
- The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area Voters Guide is an excellent resource to do your own research at Vote411.org.
- 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/
- Bring ID! Although if you don’t have it you can still vote. (Details here: https://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo#IDs)
- If you received an “address confirmation” letter or if you moved you can still vote. And if your name isn’t on the list of registered voters you can request a provisional ballot. Details here.