Election 2016

What You Need To Know To Vote On Super Tuesday

A large early voting turnout suggests the lines at Harris County polling stations will be long.

Tomorrow's the day of the Texas Republican and Democratic primaries. Voters get to have their say in nominating candidates for president and Congress, among other races.

Early voting totals suggest there will be long lines at the polls. Nearly 217,000 Harris County voters cast ballots in the eleven days of early voting.

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

"Very strong turnout, especially in the Republican primary," says Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart. "They're actually breaking records, historic records. The Democrats have good strong turnout, but nothing like what they did in 2008, where they just blew the doors off of everything."

All voters have the option of deciding at the polls whether to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary. "So you can vote in one or the other, but not both," says Alicia Pierce, a spokesperson with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State. "Also, if you plan to participate in these third party conventions, like a Green Party or a Libertarian convention, you can't vote in the primary and participate in that third party effort."

Voters will need an approved form of photo ID in order to cast a ballot. However, they can vote provisionally if they forget to bring their identification with them to the polls. They then have six days to present their ID to a voting registrar to have their ballot confirmed.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For a full list of polling locations, as well as details on approved forms of photo ID for voting, go to HarrisVotes.com or VoteTexas.com.

For more election coverage, visit houstonpublicmedia.org/election2016.

Harris County Early Voting

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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