HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The Harris County Clerk’s Office has hired Michael Winn as its new director of elections and given him the task of implementing a plan to allow voters to cast ballots at any polling location, not just the one nearest to their home. Countywide voting has been allowed during early voting for many years but now the County Clerk wants to provide the same option during general elections.
The hiring of Winn was announced Monday morning by County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman.
“Michael was vital to the implementation of the countywide voting centers in Travis County and brings a wealth of knowledge with him as Harris County advances toward a countywide polling program,” Troutman said. “He will be responsible for and managing an office that oversees elections for more than 2 million registered voters.”
Winn has more than 20 years of experience in elections and formerly managed the Travis County Elections Division according to Trautman. He has also served in the Bexar County Clerk’s Elections Division.
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“Michael has a strong background in public relations, team development and project management,” Trautman said.
Winn and his wife, Elizabeth Hanshaw Winn, and have two children, Bryanna and Kaleb.