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Last Day To Register To Vote For 2018 Primary Elections Is February 5

Houstonians who want to register to vote for the primaries of 2018 have until Monday, February 5, 2018

John Harvey/ The Texas Tribune
You can look up if you’re already registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State's website. Early voting starts on Feb. 20.

Texas will host the first statewide primaries of 2018 on March 6 and, with the Feb. 5 registration deadline fast approaching, Houstonians don’t have much time left to become eligible to vote.

Ann Harris Bennett, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar reminds citizens that Monday, February 5, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the 2018 Primary Elections.

Voter registration applications must be received by her office or postmarked by that date for the applicant to be eligible to vote.

"Every election is important," said Bennett. "Especially after Hurricane Harvey, I want to ensure everyone has a voice. So I urge everyone to double-check their registration and be sure to send any address or name change updates to our office right away."

Here's how Houstonians who haven’t yet registered to vote can do so in time for the March 6 primary:

  • Citizens can register to vote at any local library, post office, with a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar or any of the 16 Harris County Tax Office branch locations.
  • You may also print, sign, and mail a form into the Voter Registrar. Mailed applications must be postmarked before or on the Feb. 5 deadline.
  • If a registered voter has recently moved (within Harris County) or who have changed their name, they can update their voter registration information by visiting www.hctax.net and clicking on the Name/Address Change button under the Voter Registration tab.
  • Residents that have voter registration questions can email voters@hctx.net or call 713-274-8683.

You can look up if you’re already registered to vote at the Texas Secretary of State's website.

Early voting starts on Feb. 20.

 

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