Elections

Texas Supreme Court ruling opens possibility that late Harris County ballots won’t be counted

After several Harris County polling places opened late, a state district judge ordered voting locations there to stay open until 8 p.m. But the state’s highest civil court blocked that ruling.

Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune
Evening voters queue up in a long line before polls close Tuesday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center in Houston.
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune
Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum announced to the media at the NRG Arena that voting will be extended an hour later to 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2022. Tatum added that votes cast after 7 p.m. will be provisional and take longer to count.

This article was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.