Election Division Outreach

Next Election: November 03, 2020 - General and Special Elections

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): October 23, 2020
Early Voting: Now
October 13, 2020 - October 30, 2020
Last day to register to vote was October 5, 2020. For additional information, please click here or contact us at 713-274-8200.

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Outreach County Clerk in the News

As Harris County prepares to send mail ballot applications, state requests quick ruling in appeal [Community Impact News, 9/13, Hollins]

AG Paxton seeks quick appeal on mail-in ballots as applications are set to go out [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

Texas attorney general appeals ballot application decision [Houston Chronicle, 9/12, Hollins]

RAMSEY: Voting in Texas could be as easy as a trip to the grocery store [Gainesville Daily Register, 9/7, Hollins]

In Texas, Republicans fight voting by mail expansion while encouraging their voters to use it [The Texas Tribune, 9/4, Hollins]

Some Late Friday Political Maneuvering Could Impact How You Vote [Reform Austin, 8/22, Hollins]

Conservatives, GOP candidates sue to block early voting extension [Austin American-Statesman, 8/21, Hollins]

Harris County clerk asks Gov. Greg Abbott to extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots [Community Impact News, 8/20, Hollins]

In Texas, USPS woes and state deadlines could leave voters without enough time to return mail-in ballots [Texas Tribune, 8/20, Hollins]

Everything you need to know about voting by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle, 8/20, Hollins]

ICYMI: Harris Country tried to implement “voting by email,” judge said NO [The Hayride, 8/20, Hollins]

Harris County clerk requests governor extend deadline to receive mail-in ballots to after Election Day [KHOU, 8/20, Hollins]

McNeely: Assault on post office weakens democracy [Longview News-Journal, 8/20, Hollins]

Houston business owners caught in the middle of post USPS changes [KTRK, 8/17, Hollins]

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins reaffirms voter safety at the polls [Houston Defender]

Mail-in ballots drive surge in early voting turnout for Harris County runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

New safety protocols in effect during first day of early voting in Harris County [KPRC]

What officials are doing to make runoff election voting safe [KTRK]

Texas Election Officials Stepping Up Precautions During Early Voting [Texas Standard]

Assuring Voter Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic [OutSmart Magazine]

Masks, distance and plastic dividers: Officials will use runoffs as ‘tests’ for November elections [Dallas Morning News]

Early voting begins Monday with new coronavirus precautions in place [Houston Chronicle]

Start of Early Voting/Keeping Safe in the Face of COVID-19 [Houston Public Media]

Early voting for runoffs begins today [Baytown Sun]

Opinion: US Supreme Court should clear way for expanding vote by mail in Texas [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement “Vote Early and Stay Safe” [Style Magazine]

Harris County Clerk launches new PSA, ‘Vote Early and Stay Safe’ [Defender]

After chaotic March primary, new Harris County clerk seeks to avoid same mistakes in July runoff [Houston Chronicle]

New Harris County Clerk Unveils Voter Safety Initiatives [Houston Public Media]

Harris County releases details on voting precautions for July runoffs [Community Impact]

Harris County adds additional early-voting sites, preventative measures for July primary runoff [KHOU]

Debates ensue over mail voting as July runoffs approach in Harris County [Community Impact]

County elections officials in Texas taking extra steps to ensure smoother, safer outcomes in July, November [Community Impact]

Mail-in voting is hot during pandemic, but are states ready? [ABC News]

Texas voters will decide for themselves if they need mail-in ballots for July runoffs [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County sends mail ballot applications to every 65-and-over registered voter [Houston Chronicle]

Harris County election night results could be delayed because of late rule change [KHOU.com]

Election Day 2019: The 10 Texas ballot propositions you should know [KTRK, abc13.com]

Last day to vote early for the Joint General and Special Elections [KTRH 740]

Voter’s guide to Election Day 2019 [The Cougar]

Votación temprana hasta este viernes en área de Houston [Telemundo]

MAPPED: Top 10 busiest early voting polling stations in Harris County so far [KPRC, click2Houston.com]

New statute requires county clerk to place address, names of voters online [Chron.com]

Election Day - Nov. 5, 2019: What you need to know [KHOU.com]

New early voting locations at UH, 2 other campuses help gear up for 2020 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Early Voting In Texas’ Constitutional Amendment Election Is Tuesday. Here’s What Voters Will Decide [Houston Public Media]

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo casts her vote on campus [The Cougar]

Headed To Vote? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Houston’s Municipal Election [Houston Public Media]

Ballots trickling in during early voting [The Leader]

Early voting kicks off in Harris County [Houston Chronicle]

Early voting starts Monday for Nov. 5 elections [Houston Chronicle]

Votación temprana empezó este lunes en área de Houston [KTMD/Telemundo]

Elecciones Tempranas 2019 (Video) [Estrella TV 61]

Early Voting, Countywide Voting Program and How to use a eSlate Voting Machine at the Polls (Video) [SGN TV 51.3]

Early Voting has launched, be sure to check waiting online to avoid waiting in line (Video) [SinovisionNet]

Harris County unveils billboards to promote easier Election Day voting [KHOU]

Harris County Clerk launches voter education and billboard campaign [KTRH]

Harris County's commitment to motivate participation in early voting [UNIVISION]

"Vote your way", the campaign to promote electoral participation in Harris County [UNIVISION]

Easy voting has launched. Checking waiting time online to avoid waiting in line -選舉便民開跑網路查詢免排隊 [World Journal]

Outreach Press Releases

Welcome to the HarrisVotes! on-line media room. This portion of the HarrisVotes web site is for general information on the activities of the County Clerk's in regards to elections and is intended to assist media personnel with valuable reference items.


From time to time, information will be posted here that the media may find useful when reporting on elections in Harris County and may include statistical reports that are requested often or on a daily basis as an election approaches. If you are a member of the media and have comments or questions regarding the content of the Media Room, you may contact Elizabeth Lewis, Administrator of Communications & Voter Outreach, at Elizabeth.Lewis@cco.hctx.net or 713.274.9550.


This section of the HarrisVotes! site is intended as a central depository for information our media partners may find useful, but we encourage the public to become more informed on the activities of the Harris County Clerk's office.

In-Person Early Voting for the November 2020 General Election Starts Tomorrow

Real Property Services By Appointment

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins to Host Press Conference at NRG Arena's Ballot Delivery Location

STATEMENT: Governor Abbott Rolls Back Voter Access in Harris County

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Announces New Ballot Tracking System

Secretario del Condado Harris Chris Hollins Anuncia nuevo sistema de restreo de boletas

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Chris Hollins Công Bố Hệ Thống Mới Để Theo Dõi Hồ Sơ Bầu Cử Bằng Thư

Harris縣行政書記官Chris Hollins宣布新的投票追踪系統

Harris County Clerk Launches New e-Commerce Website Feature Expands Online Services to Access and Purchase Public Records

Harris County Clerk Announces Online Appointment Scheduling

El secretario del condado Harris anuncia la programación de citas en línea

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Harris Thông Báo Về Việc Lên Lịch Hẹn Online

Harris縣行政書記官宣佈在線預約時間表

Governor Abbott Agrees to Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins's Request to Extend the Early Voting Period

El Gobernador Abbott acepta la solicitud del Secretario del Condado Harris Chris Hollins de extender el período de votación temprana

Thống Đốc Abbott Đồng Ý với Yêu Cầu về Việc Kéo Dài Thời Gian Bầu Cử Sớm của Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Chris Hollins

州長Abbott 同意Harris縣行政書記官Chris Hollins延長11月的提前投票期限

Harris County Clerk’s Drive-Thru Voting Pilot Is Highly Successful

El piloto de votación auto servicio Del Secretario del Condado Harris fue exitoso

Thí Điểm Bầu Phiếu Từ Trên Xe của Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Rất Thành Công

Harris縣行政書記官的無需下車投票初試圓滿成功

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Announces Vote by Mail Drop-Off Locations

El secretario del condado Harris, Chris Hollins, anuncia lugares de entrega de votos por correo

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Chris Hollins Ra Thông Báo Về Các Địa Điểm Nhận Lá Phiếu Bằng Thư

Harris縣行政書記官Chris Hollins宣布郵遞選票親自投件地點

STATEMENT: Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins on Court Decision to Disenfranchise Sick and Quarantined Voters

DECLARACIÓN: El Secretario del Condado Harris, Chris Hollins, sobre la decisión del tribunal de privar a los votantes enfermos y en cuarentena

TUYÊN BỐ của Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Chris Hollins trong việc Quyết Định Của Tòa Án Về Việc Tước Quyền Bầu Cử Của Những Cử Tri Bị Đau Ốm và Bị Cách Ly

聲明: Harris 縣行政書記官 Chris Hollins 在法院於 7 月 2 日裁定剝奪新冠病毒患者和自行隔離選民的權利之後

Tomorrow is Election Day for the July 2020 Primary Runoff Elections

Mañana es el día de las elecciones para las elecciones primarias de segunda vuelta de julio de 2020

Ngày Mai là Ngày Bầu Cử cho Các Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ vào Tháng 7, 2020

明天是2020年7月政黨決選的選舉日

Early Voting for the 2020 July Primary Runoffs Ends Friday

La votación temprana para la primaria de segunda vuelta de julio de 2020 termina el viernes

Bầu Cử Sớm cho Các Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ 2020 Kết Thúc Vào Thứ Sáu

2020年7月政黨決選的提前投票將於週五結束

Record Number of Voters Cast Mail Ballots Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff

Número récord de votantes que votaron por correo antes de las elecciones primarias de segunda vuelta del 14 de julio de 2020

Số Các Cử Tri Bầu Phiếu Bằng Thư Đạt Kỷ Lục Trước Khi Diễn Ra Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ Ngày 14 Tháng 7

在7月14日決選之前,創紀錄的郵寄投票人數

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Reaffirms Voter Safety at the Polls

El Secretario del Condado Harris, Chris Hollins, reafirma la seguridad de los votantes en las urnas

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Khẳng Định Việc Giữ An Toàn Của Cử Tri tại Các Địa Điểm Bầu Cử

Harris 縣行政書記官Chris Hollins重申投票選民的安全

Early Voting for the 2020 Primary Runoff Elections Starts on Monday

La votación temprana para las elecciones primarias de segunda vuelta comienza el lunes

Bầu Cử Sớm Cho Các Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ 2020 Bắt Đầu vào Thứ Hai

2020年政黨決選的提前投票將於星期一開始

Harris County Clerk Launches New Public Service Announcement "Vote Early and Stay Safe"

El Secretario del Condado Harris lanza un nuevo anuncio de servicio público "Vota temprano y mantente seguro"

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Ra Mắt Thông Cáo Cộng Đồng Mới về "Bầu Cử Sớm và Giữ An Toàn"

Harris 縣行政書記官辦公室發佈新的公眾安全通告語音視頻 "儘早投票並保持安全"

Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Launches 23-Point S.A.F.E. Plan Ahead of July Primary Runoff Elections

El secretario del condado Harris, Chris Hollins, lanza plan S.A.F.E. de 23 puntos antes de las elecciones primarias de segunda vuelta de julio

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Chris Hollins Ra Mắt Kế Hoạch 23 Điểm S.A.F.E. Trước Các Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ Tháng 7

Harris 縣行政書記官推出23-項S.A.F.E.計劃於七月的政黨決選之前

Vote by Mail Applications Sent to All Registered Voters in Harris County Age 65 and Up

Solicitudes de voto por correo enviadas a votantes registrados en el condado Harris mayores de 65 años

Những Đơn Xin Lá Phiếu Bầu Bằng Thư Đã Được Gửi Đến Tất Cả Các Cử Tri Đã Ghi Danh Đi Bầu Từ 65 Tuổi Trở Lên tại Quận Hạt Harris

Harris 縣65 歲及以上登記選民的郵遞投票申請表已寄出

Chris Hollins Sworn In as Harris County Clerk

Chris Hollins prestó juramento como Secretario del Condado Harris

Ông Chris Hollins Đã Tuyên Thệ Nhậm Chức Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris

Chris Hollins宣誓就職Harris 縣行政書記官

Interim Harris County Clerk Appointed

Secretario Interino del Condado Harris Nombrado

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Tạm Thời của Quận Hạt Harris Được Bổ Nhiệm

Harris縣臨時行政書記官被任命

Harris County Clerk Resigns Due to Personal Reasons

La Secretaria del Condado Harris renuncia por motivos personales

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Từ Chức Vì Những Lý Do Cá Nhân

Harris縣行政書記官因個人原因辭職

Harris County Clerk Urges Voters 65 and Older to Vote by Mail as a Precaution to COVID-19

La Secretaria del Condado Harris urge a votantes mayores de 65 años que voten por correo como medida de precaución al Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Giám Đốc Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Kêu Gọi Các Cử Tri 65 Tuổi Trở Lên Bầu Cử Bằng Thư để Đề Phòng COVID-19

Harris行政書記官辦公室敦促65歲及以上選民通過郵遞投票作為COVID-19預防措施

Primary Election Runoffs Delayed Until July

Las elecciones primarias de segunda vuelta se retrasan hasta julio

Các Cuộc Bầu Cử Chung Kết Sơ Bộ Đã Được Dời Lại Đến Tháng Bảy

決選推遲至7月

Harris County Clerk Closing Main Office and Annexes

La Secretaria del Condado Harris Cierra Oficina Principal y Anexos al Público

Nha Hành Chánh Quận Hạt Harris Đóng Cửa Văn Phòng Chính và Các Chi Nhánh Văn Phòng cho Công Chúng

Harris縣行政書記官關閉主要和附屬辦公室

Early Voting for the 2020 March Primaries Ends Friday

Closures Due to Water Break – Update 1

Closures Due to Water Break

Harris County Implements Virtual Poll Worker for Language Assistance

Tomorrow is Election Day for Special Runoff in Texas House District 148

State Representative District 148 Special Runoff Election Early Voting Begins January 21

Tuesday is the Last Day of Early Voting for the Joint Runoff Election

Early Voting for the December 14th Joint Runoff Election Starts Wednesday

Harris County Clerk’s Office Opens New Jim Fonteno Annex

Tomorrow is Election Day for the Joint General and Special Elections

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

DECLARACIÓN OFICIAL

THÔNG BÁO CHÍNH THỨC

官方聲明

Last Days of Early Voting for the Joint General and Special Elections

Harris County Clerk Launches Voter Education and Billboard Campaign

U of H and TSU EV Locations

Chief Deputy Announcement

Harris County Receives Successful Status For Countywide Polling Place Program

Harris County Kicks Off First Election With Countywide Polling Place Program

Harris County Clerk’s Office Unveils New Marriage License Design

Harris County Early Voting Site at Scarsdale Annex Remains Open

Emergency Relocation at Harris County Early Voting Site at Scarsdale Annex

Early Voting - May 4, 2019 Joint Election

Harris County Now Largest in the Country to Implement Countywide Polling Place Program

Election Day for March 5 Special Runoff Election

Early Voting Begins for Special Runoff Election in State Representative District 145

Election Day for Jan 29 Special Election

January 25th, Last day of Early Voting

New Staff Announcement - Michael Winn

Extended Early Voting Hours for January 29, 2019 Special Election To Fill A Vacancy For SRD 145

Harris County Begins Conversation About Countywide Voting Centers

Incoming County Clerk to Inaugurate a New Voting Era in the 3rd largest County in the Nation

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For more information call 713-274-9550.

Outreach Events

Vietnamese Community Advisory Committee Meeting – October
Time: October 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Click here to register for webinar

African American Advisory Meeting – October
Time: October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Click here to register for webinar

Hispanic Advisory Committee Meeting
Time: October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Click here to register for webinar

Chinese Advisory Committee Meeting
Time: October 15, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Click here to register for webinar

Voting 103/Voting Information (English/Vietnamese)
Time: October 22, 2020 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Click here to register for webinar

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