FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2015
Media Contact: Justin Concepcion
(Harris County) – Harris County will be sending notices to voters who are believed to have moved recently, reminding them to update their voter registration information.
“The integrity of the voter roll is one my greatest concerns, and I want every registered voter to be able to vote in the upcoming election,” said Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Mike Sullivan. “My office will be mailing notices prescribed by the Texas Secretary of State to voters who we have reason to believe that they have moved, asking them to update or verify their voter registration information.”
After comparing voter registration records with the US Postal Service National Change of Address, Harris County will be sending approximately 170,000 notices to individuals whose current residential address is different from their voter registration record. The notice will include a form to update their information and a postage-paid envelope. Once received, the voter’s file will be updated.
If the individual does not respond within 30 days, they will be placed on the suspense list. A voter on the suspense list may still vote, as long as they fill out a Statement of Residence to update their information.
“I want to remind every registered voter to verify their voter registration information and update it if it has changed,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Voters may check their voter registration information and status at www.hctax.net.”
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan also serves as the Harris County Voter Registrar, who conducts voter registration activities and maintains a certified list of registered voters. Learn more about voter registration and the requirements by visiting www.hctax.net.