Are you registered to vote in Harris County? If so, you can vote on campus this year!
2020 Election Timeline
|October 5||Last day to register to vote|
|October 13||Early voting begins|
|October 23||Last day to request a mail in ballot|
|October 30||Early voting ends|
|November 3||Election Day!*|
*All mail-in ballots must be postmarked before 7 pm on November 3rd.
Voting in Texas
Fill out a voter registration application.
Through the Texas Secretary of State you can check your:
- Voter registration status
- Poll location
- Early voting locations
- Registration information
- Key Election Dates
How to Vote on Campus
- The UH Student Center will serve as an early and election day polling center
- Any registered Harris County can vote at this site
- Parking is free of charge at UH visitor lots and voters will receive a voucher after voting
Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked before 7 pm on November 3rd. Early voting starts Monday, October 13th, 2020 and ends Friday, October 30th, 2020. Learn more about voting in the 2020 election!
Elections are important every year, but Presidential elections carry a level of excitement that inspires many more people to get involved. Did you know that you can volunteer to support voter engagement without having to support a specific candidate or political party? Below is a list of non-partisan voter engagement organizations that would love to have your help leading up to the election!
Mi Familia Vota
“A national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Our mission is to build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement.”
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates of Greater Houston
“OCA-Greater Houston Chapter is a volunteer-driven organization of community advocates that strives to meet the current and evolving needs of a diverse population through a comprehensive continuum of programs targeting different life stages of AAPIs with a focus on developing advocacy, leadership, and civic engagement participation of AAPIs.”
Texas Freedom Network – Texas Rising
GOTV and civic engagement opportunities for young people on college campuses and in communities using multi-issue, intersectional social justice framework.
Community Empowerment Solutions (CES)
CES is a community-based social justice collaborative founded to address the systemic gaps and deficiencies experienced by underrepresented communities. CES facilitates systemic change by collaborating with stakeholders to develop prosperous and safer communities that preserve the civil rights and liberties of every resident.
Houston Justice is a non-partisan advocacy group aimed at eradicating homelessness, recidivism, and injustice in the community-at-large. #ProjectOrange “aims to register eligible inmates and their family members during visitation” at Harris County Jail.
Emgage USA – Houston Chapter
“We strive to build the political awareness and capacity of Muslim Americans to engage on key policy issues that affect all of us as Americans, but especially as Muslims.…Emgage is dedicated to bridging the gap between the electorate and the policies that affect their lives by organizing grassroots efforts such as voter registration campaigns, absentee ballot drives, candidate forums, statewide phone banking and canvassing, organizing early voting events and distributing nonpartisan issue guides.”
Houston In Action
“Engaging and expanding the electorate across generations to register voters, get out the vote and challenging the barriers that have historically and systemically blocked our access to civic participations, especially among marginalized communities.”
Texas Civil Rights Project – Texas Voter Protection
“Texas Voter Protection is a group of 31+ organizations and 300+ trained volunteers. Together, we make up the largest non-partisan election protection campaign, working together to ensure the rights of all voters in Texas are respected.” People can sign up on the website to volunteer to be a non-partisan poll monitor.
League of Women Voters - Houston
“The League of Women Voters of Houston is a nonpartisan organization that believes in the power of every person to create a more perfect democracy. Together, we support the desire, right and knowledge for all to participate and be heard.” LWV puts out a non-partisan voter guide ahead of every election that’s available electronically.