Keep #HoustonStrong by Voting  

Voting is essential to our democracy, and the process starts by participating in elections. Quite simply, elections
matter especially in historically low turn-out elections, in which a small group of voters have an outsized impact on who is ultimately elected. At the Greater Houston Partnership, we think it’s critical for more Houstonians to take part in elections, so we have created this website to provide the essential information you need. You can start by clicking on your county below to: 1. review your ballot, 2. find your early voting location, and 3. confirm where you must vote if you choose to wait until Election Day.

This is a critical time for our region. Please take a few minutes to review this information and make time to vote.

Keep in mind that during early voting, you can vote at any of the early voting locations.  On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling location. Click on the county in which you are registered for early voting and Election Day polling locations.





What are primary runoff elections?

If no candidate in a primary receives more than 50 percent of the votes, the top two with the most number of votes vie against each other to be their party’s nominee. Candidates who win their party runoffs will then run against the opposing party’s candidate in the November general election. On March 6, Texas held its Democratic and Republican primaries. There are 28 races in the region in which no candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes in their primary. Depending on your ballot, there will be candidates for governor, Congress, state legislature and county office.

Why are primary runoff elections so important? 

According to the Texas Secretary of State’s website, typically only half of the number of voters who participated in party primaries vote in the runoffs. In 2014, of the 14 percent of registered voters who participated in the Texas primary, only 7 percent voted in the primary runoffs.

What are the rules for voting in a primary runoff election?  

Per Texas Election Code, if you voted in the March 6th primary, you must vote in that same party’s primary
runoff.  If you did not vote in the March 6th primary, you can vote in either party’s primary runoff. Also, you do not need to re‐register to vote if you voted in the March 6th primary.