You may not know it yet, but this November all registered voters in the State of Texas will have the opportunity to vote on 14 constitutional amendments that include a wide range of topics and scope. In addition to that, voters in the City of Houston will cast ballots in what is the first open seat for Mayor since 2015. All 16 of the seats on Houston City Council will also be on the ballot as well as the City Controller. Election Day for the statewide constitutional amendments and the City of Houston is November 7, and the deadline to register to vote in those elections is October 10.
What is National Voter Registration Day?
This year, National Voter Registration Day is September 19! According to the official National Voter Registration Day website, the holiday was first celebrated in 2012 and since then more than five million Americans have registered to vote on the day. HAR has registered as a partner for National Voter Registration Day again this year, so be sure to stay tuned to our social media for information on how you can help your clients make sure they are registered to vote. For more information on the holiday visit https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/.
Can I Register to Vote Online?
Texas is one of only a handful of states in the entire country that does not offer complete online voter registration. How you register to vote will depend on where you are moving from. If you were already a registered voter in the State of Texas, you can update your voter registration information completely online. However, if you are not currently registered to vote in Texas, you must complete a voter registration application and mail it to your local county elections office. Along with making sure your voter registration is up to date, it is important to let your clients know how they can register to vote after they move. Visit https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/ for more information or to get started on a voter registration application.
How Can REALTORS® Help with Voter Registration?
There are a number of ways that REALTORS® can help with voter registration. One of the easiest ways is to provide voter registration cards to your clients at the closing table. If you need voter registration cards, you can contact your county’s voter registrar’s office using the corresponding links below. You can also remind your clients who think they are already registered to check their registration status here. Lastly, be sure to share HAR’s social media posts or any others that you may see with the hashtag #VoteReady or #VoteReadyTX.
County Voter Registration Links
Harris County: Here
Fort Bend County: Here
Montgomery County: Here
Brazoria County: Here
Galveston County: Here