Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Primary Runoffs are in High Gear" Reports Harris Co Clerk's Office

The latest on the July 31 primary run-off election process from the Harris County Clerk's office:

Over 36,000 ballots have been mailed for the July 31 Primary Run-off Elections.

As of close of business on Wednesday, June 20 the County Clerk’s Office has mailed over 36,000 ballots to voters for the July 31 Republican and Democratic Primary Runoff Elections. The number of ballots mailed for the runoff is already greater than those mailed for the May 29th Primary Elections. The military and overseas ballots were sent out on Friday, June 15. Mail ballots by the tens of Thousands have been pouring out of the County Clerk’s Office with over 600 already returned by early voters in Harris County.

“The Runoff Election Day is July 31, 2012 and if you qualify to vote by mail you have until July 24th for your request to be received in the County Clerk’s Office”,said Harris County Clerk and Chief Election Officer Stan Stanart. As of Wednesday, over 23,500 Republican Ballots have been mailed for the Republican Primary Runoff election and over 12,400 Democratic Ballots have been mailed for the Democratic Primary Runoff election.

County Clerk Stanart added: “Even if you did not vote in the Primary Election and are registered to vote by July 2, you can vote in the Primary Runoff Election.” For those who voted in one of the May 29th Primary Elections, please note that you can only vote in the Runoff Election of the same Party in which you voted in the May 29th Primary Election. Early Voting in person for the Primary Runoff Elections is July 23 through July 27.

In Texas a registered voter may vote early by-mail if the voter meets one of the following criteria:

· Away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;

· Sick or disabled;

· 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or

· Confined in jail, but eligible to vote. has been updated with the latest information on the Primary Runoff Elections. Everything about Ballot by Mail, Early Voting, Election Day polls, and the ability to lookup your personal ballot can be found at

For more information about the mail ballot application process, voters may call the Harris County Clerk’s office at 713.755.6965 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit

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