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Voter Information - Register to Vote! 

To vote in a Harris County election, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election date. To change your name or address, a completed and signed application is also required.

IMPORTANT 2018 ELECTION DATES: Dates are subject to change to reflect any changes by the state legislature

Authority Conducting Elections

County Election Officers and Local Political Subdivisions

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)¹

Thursday, June 21, 2018 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Monday, January 1, 2018*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2018 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot

(Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure

Monday, August 20, 2018

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot

(Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy

(Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Friday, August 24, 2018

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 9, 2018*

*First business day after Columbus Day

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 22, 2018

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, November 2, 2018

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked,


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Eligibility for Registration:

To be eligible for registration as a voter in this state, a person must:

  • be 18 years of age* or older;
  • be a United States citizen;
  • not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
    1. totally mentally incapacitated; or
    2. partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    3. not have been finally convicted of a felony†, or if so convicted, Must Have:
      • fully discharged the person’s sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or
      •  been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and
      • be a resident of the county in which application for registration is made.

* To be eligible to apply for registration, a person must, on the date the registration application is submitted to the registrar, be at least 17 years and 10 months of age and satisfy the above requirements except for age.

† A person is not considered to have been finally convicted of an offense for which the criminal proceedings are deferred without an adjudication of guilt.

Confirm your Voter Registration Status

You may easily confirm your voter registration status by searching for it on our website or the Texas Secretary of State's website. If you are currently living in Harris County but are registered to vote in another county, you must be registered to vote in Harris County at least 30 days prior to Election Day in order to vote in Harris County.

Where to Register to Vote

Registering to vote is fast and easy! Simply complete a Voter Registration Application and mail the signed application (at least 30 days before the election date) to: 
Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
P.O. Box 3527
Houston, Texas 77253-3527

Obtain a Voter Registration Application by these convenient ways:

  1. Visit any Harris County Tax Office location and submit your completed, signed form from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our location can be found here.

  2. Download and print an application in EnglishSpanishVietnamese, or Chinese

  3. Request an application online from the Texas Secretary of State.

  4. Request, via e-mail at, and our office will mail a paper application to you. Please provide a mailing address and phone number in your email. (Harris County Tax Office)

  5. Call 713-274-VOTE (8683) to be assisted in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese.

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

Voter Registration Applications: EnglishSpanishVietnameseChinese

Send completed voter registration applications to the address below:

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

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