The Houston mayoral race takes center stage this Election Day as voters from every corner of the state decide the fate of nine propositions. The future of the proposed State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, the Astrodome and a laundry list of school board races hangs in the balance.

Where do I vote?

Find out where to vote here on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. These polling places are different from the early voting locations you may have seen earlier in the month. Find Your Polling Place Here

What Do I Need to Vote?

This year, the Texas Voter ID law passed by the legislature in 2011 goes into effect. Voters will be required to show a valid photo ID in order to cast their ballot. You can find out more about Texas’ Voter ID law and requirements here.

What is on the Ballot?

Harris County voters can see a sample ballot with all the races in your area, including school board, the Houston mayoral elections, and more. Enter your voter information on the HarrisVotes website to see a sample ballot.

What are the Propositions?

Voters will decide on nine Texas Constitutional Amendments this year. You can read more about these propositions, and the exact language as it will appear on your ballot on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.  Read the 9 Statewide Propositions

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