Ann Harris Bennett
Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar

Voter Registration Records

The Harris County Voter Registration Department serves over 2 million registered voters in the nation’s third largest county. Voter registration materials are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

For assistance please call 713-274-8200.

Para ayuda llame al 713-274-8201. 呼叫熱線 713-274-8203

Nếu quí vị cần giúp đỡ trong việc ghi danh bầu xin hãy gọi số 713-274-8202

E-mail voter registration (voters@hctx.net)

Eligibility Requirements

State law requires you to register 30 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. An applicant’s spouse, parent, or child (acting as an agent) may complete and sign a Voter Registration Application, provided that the agent is a registered voter, or has applied for voter registration.

You may register to vote if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  1. Are a resident of Harris County.
  2. Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (To vote, you must be 18).
  3. Are a U.S. citizen.
  4. Have not been declared totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction.
  5. Are not finally convicted of a felony—or have satisfied the court’s requirements after a felony conviction or have received a pardon.

Voter Registration Duties

In Texas, the County Tax Assessor-Collector is the Voter Registrar for the county unless the position of county elections administrator is created or the County Clerk is designated as the Voter Registrar. Ann Harris Bennett serves as the Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar in Harris County. The Voter Registrar may not charge a fee for performing voter registration functions unless expressly authorized by law. The Voter Registrar shall conduct voter registration activities at all times during regular office hours. The Voter Registrar may establish one or more branch offices in the county to conduct voter registration activities for the convenience of persons desiring to register; a branch office may be temporary or permanent.

The Voter Registrar maintains files containing the approved registration applications of the registered voters of the county. These files are kept in the Voter Registrar's office at all times in a place and manner ensuring their security.

Before all county elections, the Voter Registrar must prepare for each county election precinct a certified list of the registered voters in the precinct. The list must contain the name of each voter whose registration is effective on the date of the first election held in the county in that voting year.

The office of the Voter Registrar is funded by the Secretary of State. Each year, the Voter Registrar must prepare and submit to the Comptroller of Public Accounts and to the Secretary of State the number of initial registrations and the number of registrations cancelled for the previous voting year. This list is to include voters who are deceased, felons, and those who have moved out of the county. The Voter Registrar is to also provide the total number of registrations for information updates.

Links
Election Information Harris County Clerk
Texas Secretary of State
Voter Registration Name/Address Change