Harris County Now Largest in the Country to Implement Countywide Polling Place Program
HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – People who live in Katy/Harris County will have many more location options the next time they vote. On Thursday, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley approved Harris County as one of six Texas counties with a population of more than 100,000 to participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program.
With more than 2 million registered voters, this makes Harris County the largest county in the country to implement this program. The state program allows eligible counties to establish non-precinct based Election Day Voting Centers. Just as you can vote at any precinct during early voting. Now you’ll be able to do the same on election day.
“The voters of Harris County have made it clear that a Countywide Polling Place Program would have a positive impact on elections and I am confident that the transition to a Countywide Polling Place Program will be successful,” said Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman.
This will allow a person who lives in Katy but works in another part of the county, like downtown Houston, to vote during the work day or on their lunch hour.
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The new program kicks off with the election on May 4, 2019.
“The Countywide Polling Place Program will allow more Houstonians to exercise their most precious right, the right to vote,” Trautman said.
Voters can find more information on the Countywide Polling Place Program by visitingwww.HarrisVotes.com or by calling the Harris County Clerk’s office at 713.755.6965.