Support Countywide Polling in Harris County

Texas’ largest county will allow eligible voters to cast their ballots at any polling location instead of limiting them to precinct-based sites on Election Day.

Sign on to our letter below to tell Texas lawmakers: We support countywide polling locations in Harris County!

I am a resident of Harris County and in favor of countywide polling locations for our elections. Proactive election programs like countywide polling locations promote voting and increase accessibility for Texas voters. 

Harris County needs countywide polling locations. Voters who are mothers and workers with long commutes will be better able to integrate voting into their day. Increase participation in the largest county in Texas. 

Our democracy is stronger when everyone is represented, when every voter has a voice, and when all are able to fully exercise their right to vote without obstacles. 

Background

Countywide voting eliminates barriers to voting. Before countywide polling locations, voters were discouraged by waiting in long lines, only to later discover they were at the wrong precinct voting location. 

  • - In recent years, Harris County has faced public criticism and lawsuits for a number of voting rights violations. Many that could be addressed with increasing voter accessibility with countywide polling locations.  

  • - The Countywide Polling made its debut in Texas in 2006 in Lubbock County, following legislative action in 2005.

  • - Countywide polling locations have increased voter turnout and voter satisfaction leading to healthy voting habits. 



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    Background

    Countywide voting eliminates barriers to voting. Before countywide polling locations, voters were discouraged by waiting in long lines, only to later discover they were at the wrong precinct voting location. 

    • - In recent years, Harris County has faced public criticism and lawsuits for a number of voting rights violations. Many that could be addressed with increasing voter accessibility with countywide polling locations.  

    • - The Countywide Polling made its debut in Texas in 2006 in Lubbock County, following legislative action in 2005.

    • - Countywide polling locations have increased voter turnout and voter satisfaction leading to healthy voting habits.