Monday, September 26, 2011

Voter Registration Deadline for November 8 Election

Here is the information on the upcoming deadline for voter registration to vote in the November 8, 2011 General Election. The press release is as follows:

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 11, Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Don Sumners said Monday.

“On Tuesday, Nov. 8, we’ll be voting on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution. Voters in the City of Houston will be choosing their elected officials. The Houston, Pasadena and Cypress-Fairbanks independent school districts, the cities of Bellaire and Baytown and other entities also have elections scheduled Nov. 8,” Sumners said.

Information on the constitutional amendments is available at

“Elections have consequences. So register to vote … and you have only a few more days to do that. Those elected will set your tax rates and influence the areas where you live and work,” he added.

If you have any question about whether you are properly registered, visit the Tax Office Web site at to make sure. If you need to update your address or make a name change, you can obtain a voter registration application on the Tax Office website, at Tax Office branch locations, local post offices, libraries and City of Houston community and health centers.

To be eligible to vote Nov. 8, your completed voter registration application must be delivered to any Tax Office branch location before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 or mailed with a U.S. Postal Service postmark date of no later than Oct. 11, 2011. In order to be eligible to vote, state law requires citizens be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election date.

Applicants qualify to register to vote if they:
• Are a U.S. citizen and are a resident of Harris County, and
• Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (to vote, you must be 18), and
• Have not been finally convicted of a felony, (unless they have completed all punishment including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or have been pardoned); and
• Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

For more information, please contact the Harris County Tax Office Voter Registration Department at 713-368-VOTE (8683) for help in English, 713-368-2201 in Spanish or 713-368-2202 in Vietnamese.

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