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A NEW YEAR FOR NEW LEADERS IN HARRIS COUNTY: County Judge and Clerk lead swearing-in ceremony for newly elected officials more
HARRIS COUNTY PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL OF ELECTIONS: Voters must vote at their Precinct Polling location and have an acceptable ID to vote more
HARRIS COUNTY SETS EARLY VOTING RECORD: County Clerk Stanart expects total early voters to be near the one million mark more
EARLY VOTING STARTS MONDAY FOR THE SUPERBOWL OF ELECTIONS: Voter preparedness is key to ensuring a pleasant voting experience more
MAIL BALLOT REQUESTS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH: Citizens receiving a postal ballot encouraged to vote ballot and return it without delay
HARRIS COUNTY CLERK ADVISES VOTERS: Kickoff for "Super Bowl of Elections" in Harris County
MAIL BALLOT REQUESTS FOR MARCH 1 PRIMARY BREAKING RECORDS: Deadline to apply for Ballot by Mail Approaching
DEC. 12 RUNOFF WILL DETERMINE HALF OF HOUSTON’S GOVERNING BODY: County Clerk Stanart urges eligible voters to participate in this important election
TUESDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY FOR DEC. 12 RUNOFF ELECTION: "Grab your photo ID and head to the polls," urges Chief Election Officer of the County
HOUSTON November 30, 2015 - EARLY VOTING FOR DEC. 12, 2015 RUNOFF ELECTION – DEC. 2 THRU DEC. 8: Voters may vote at any of the Thirty-One Early Voting locations in Harris County
HOUSTON November 2, 2015 - WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING TO THE POLL ON NOVEMBER 3 - Harris County Clerk Stanart Encourages Citizens to Prepare For Election Day
HOUSTON October 16, 2015 - EARLY VOTING FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2015 ELECTION - OCT. 19 THRU OCT. 30. Voters may vote at any of the Forty-One Early Voting sites in the county
HOUSTON September 28, 2015 - OVER 20,000 BALLOTS FOR THE NOV. 3rd ELECTION ARE IN THE MAIL. Approximately 356,000 Harris County voters qualify to vote by mail
HOUSTON April 22, 2015 - 50 POLITICAL ENTITIES IN HARRIS COUNTY CONDUCTING ELECTIONS ON MAY 9, 2015. Early Voting begins Monday, April 27th
HOUSTON December 31, 2014 - SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AT NOON ON NEW YEAR'S DAY: Dozens of elected officials scheduled to take Oath of Office.
HOUSTON November 25, 2014 - EARLY VOTING FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 18 SPECIAL ELECTION BEGINS: An estimated 20,000 registered voters within Harris County are eligible to participate.
HOUSTON November 4, 2014 - ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014, IS HERE: County Clerk Stan Stanart Urges Voters To Be Prepared.
HOUSTON October 29, 2014 - FREE Election Identification Certificate (EIC) available to citizens who need Photo ID for voting. 12 Permanent Locations with 2 Mobile EIC Locations in Harris County.
HOUSTON October 22, 2014 - RECORD NUMBER OF MAIL BALLOTS MAILED FOR MIDTERM ELECTION: Deadline To Receive Mail Ballot Request Is Friday, Oct. 24th.
HOUSTON October 17, 2014 - EARLY VOTING FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 20: Voters need to go to the polls with Photo ID in hand.
HOUSTON December 09, 2013 - Runoff Elections for Houston City Council and HCCS Board of Trustees, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminds the voters that Tuesday is the last day to vote early."
HOUSTON November 10, 2013 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminds the voters who did not provide proper photo identification when voting in the November 5th Election that Tuesday, November 12, is the deadline to provide their Photo ID to the Voter Registrar.”
HOUSTON October 18, 2013 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart is alerting voters of a significant voting related change for the November 5th Election. “Due to a change in Texas Election law, all voters are now required to provide one of the seven types of photo IDs when voting in-person,” informed Stanart. “I urge voters to come prepared with one of the required photo ID to the polls.”
HOUSTON October 1, 2012 - Today, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart and Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack in partnership with Clear Channel VP Lee Vela, unveiled a countywide billboard campaign promoting early voting among the 1.95 million registered voters in the nation’s third largest voting jurisdiction.
HOUSTON July 30, 2012 - “It is very important that all voters look up their voting location before heading to the polls. On Election Day voters must vote at the designated voting location for their precinct,” asserted Stanart.
HOUSTON July 26, 2012 - “With turnout records being broken, Friday is the Last Day to Vote Early for the Primary Runoff Election” said Stan Stanart, Harris County Clerk and Chief Elections Officer, making one last appeal to voters to vote early.
HOUSTON June 29, 2012 - As of close of business on Wednesday, June 20 the County Clerk’s Office has mailed over 36,000 ballots to voters for the July 31 Republican and Democratic Primary Runoff Elections.
HOUSTON May 10, 2012 - Early voting by personal appearance for the long awaited May 29 Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections will begin Monday, May 14, 2012, and continue through Friday, May 25, 2012.
HOUSTON April 14, 2012 - Approximately 17,000 ballots were mailed by the Harris County Clerk’s office on Saturday, April 14th.
HOUSTON March 1, 2012 - The Harris County Clerk’s Office announced today that the last day to file for a place on the ballot for the Harris County Emergency Services District (ESD) 75 Commissioners Election is Monday, March 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.
HOUSTON February 1, 2012 - The Harris County Clerk, Stan Stanart, has redesigned the Marriage License Certificate for Harris County just in time for Valentine's Day
HOUSTON December 9, 2011 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart urges voters to participate in Saturday’s, December 10th, City of Houston Runoff Election
HOUSTON November 18, 2011 - The Harris County Judge has called a special meeting at the request of the County Clerk for the purpose of conducting the canvass of the November 8, 2011 State Constitutional Amendments and creation of Emergency Service District Number 75 Election.
HOUSTON November 7, 2011 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminds registered voters that Tuesday is their final chance to cast votes in the November 8, 2011 Joint Election.
HOUSTON November 3, 2011 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart reminded registered voters today that the 37 early voting locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. thru Friday, Nov. 4th.
HOUSTON October 21, 2011 - Early voting by personal appearance for the November 8, 2011, Harris County Joint Election begins Monday, October 24th and runs through Friday, November 4th.
HOUSTON October 13, 2011 - The U.S. Census Bureau has determined that there are now at least 10,000 voting age citizens of Chinese ancestry in Harris County who do not "speak or understand English adequately enough to participate in the electoral process".
HOUSTON September 9, 2011 - The period to request a ballot-by-mail for the upcoming election begins Fri. Sept. 9 and runs through Tues. Nov. 1.
HOUSTON August 31, 2011 - Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart announced today that the re-registration period for livestock brands and marks begins Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 and ends Wed., Feb. 29, 2012.
HOUSTON November 1, 2010 - Harris County Election Night returns may be slower in coming this year due to extra administrative procedures presiding election judges have to perform related to the possible use of paper ballots and because there will be only one central drop off location.
HOUSTON October 31, 2010 - As usual, on General Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, the eSlate electronic voting system will be the principal method of voting in Harris County.
HOUSTON October 15, 2010 - There will be 824 direct-recording electronic voting machines (eSlates) dispersed among 37 voting sites as in-person early voting begins in Harris County for the Nov. 2, 2010 election.
HOUSTON October 11, 2010 - The equipment for early voting in person has been prepped. Loaned equipment has all been received along with a good portion of leased and purchased machines.
HOUSTON October 1, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk’s Advisory Committee will meet on Monday,
October 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Houston Community College Southeast Eastside
Campus, 6518 Rustic, Houston, TX 77087, in the Learning Hub, 2nd Floor Seminar Rooms 218, 219, and 220.
HOUSTON September 24, 2010 - Harris County received the first of what will be several shipments of
election equipment from counties across Texas.
HOUSTON September 20, 2010, Harris County received the first of what will be several
shipments of election equipment from counties across
HOUSTON September 17, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk will mail approximately 15,000 postal ballots
on Saturday, September 18th. more
HOUSTON September 1, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk, Beverly Kaufman, went before the Harris County Commissioners
Court on Mon., Aug. 30th, and presented a plan for the conduct of the Nov. 2, 2010 election.
HOUSTON April 12, 2010 - Election Day, is the last opportunity registered voters have to cast ballots in the
2010 Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff Elections.
HOUSTON March 1, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk, Beverly Kaufman, advises voters to know in which primary election
they will be voting-in before heading to vote on Tuesday, March 2.
HOUSTON February 26, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk announced today that an off-site automated backup and
archiving data center is now in place to secure records filed with the Clerk’s office.
HOUSTON February 23, 2010 - Early voting by personal appearance for the upcoming Democratic and Republican
Primaries ends Friday, February 26th. more
HOUSTON February 19, 2010 - The Harris County Clerk’s Office launched a redesigned website today.
HOUSTON February 19, 2010 - Harris County voters can now find a listing of the contests which will appear on
their ballot in the upcoming Republican and Democratic Primary Elections by visiting the County Clerk’s Elections
HOUSTON February 11, 2010 - Early voting by personal appearance for the upcoming Democratic and Republican Primary
Elections in Harris County is set to begin, Tuesday, Feb. 16th and continue until Feb. 26th.
HOUSTON February 3, 2010 - The last day eligible registered voters may submit a ballot-by-mail request for the
upcoming Primary Elections is Tuesday, Feb. 23rd. more
HOUSTON December 7, 2009 - Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman, the chief elections officer of the County,
announced this morning that the Julia C. Hester House Community Center was vandalized overnight.
HOUSTON November 27, 2009 - Registered voters residing in the City of Houston, the City of Bellaire and the
Houston ISD’s District I and IX will have a total of 9 days to cast their ballots prior to Election Day at any one
of twenty-one early voting locations starting Monday, Nov. 30th, as early voting by personal appearance begins in
the Dec. 12th Joint Run-off Election.
HOUSTON October 7, 2009 - The period for voters to submit a request for a ballot-by-mail for the upcoming Nov.
3rd Election will end Oct., 27th. more
HOUSTON September 1, 2009 - Lobbyists dealing with a county official or employee now have the ability to
voluntarily register with the Harris County Clerk by visiting www.ethics.cclerk.hctx.net. more
HOUSTON July 29, 2009 - Beverly B. Kaufman, Harris County Clerk, Suzanne Henderson, Tarrant County Clerk, Dana
DeBeauvoir, Travis County Clerk and Joy Streater, Comal County Clerk shared the spotlight at the recently concluded
National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) Annual Conference held in Nashville,
Tennessee, July 23-26. more
HOUSTON April 26, 2009 - The Harris County Clerk, Beverly B. Kaufman, the chief
elections officer of the County, announced today that early voting in-person for
the May 9 Uniform Election Date begins Monday, April 27.
HOUSTON December 15, 2008 - The 2008 Election cycle will conclude Tuesday, December 16, 2008 with the Special
Runoff Election in State Senate District 17 between Republican Joan Huffman and Democrat Chris Bell.
HOUSTON November 13, 2008 - Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman announced today that the vote tabulating process
for this election cycle is now complete. more
HOUSTON November 5, 2008 - Early voting for the December 16, 2008 Special Runoff Election in State Senate District
17 between Republican Joan Huffman and Democrat Chris Bell begins Monday, Dec. 8th.
HOUSTON November 3, 2008 - Today Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman reminded voters who have not already voted in
this election that Tuesday is their final opportunity to cast votes in the November 4, 2008 General and Special
HOUSTON October 20, 2008 - Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman urges voters to exercise patience, understanding
and common sense as they head to the polls during the early voting period.
HOUSTON October 6, 2008 - Attorneys in Harris County now have the ability to file
civil documents in the County Civil Courts at Law electronically with eFiling for
HOUSTON September 4, 2008 - The period for voters to submit a request for a ballot-by-mail for the upcoming
election begins Friday, Sept., 5th and continues until Oct. 28th.
HOUSTON August 8, 2008 – Harris County Clerk announces Commissioners Court meeting
HOUSTON July 18, 2008 – Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman was elected President of the National Association
of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) at the group’s annual conference held July 10-13 in
Kansas City, Missouri. more
HOUSTON July 17, 2008 – Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman announced today that the most current Campaign
Finance Reports for candidates and officeholders for which the County Clerk is the filing authority are now
available on the Clerk’s election website, www.harrisvotes.com. more
HOUSTON March 25, 2008 – Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman will provide the Harris
County District Attorney’s office today copies of the Democratic and Republican
poll books that show 1147 names of individuals that may have voted illegally or
unlawfully participated in both primaries in the March 4th Elections.
HOUSTON March 3, 2008 – Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman reminded voters today that Election Day is Tuesday,
March 4, 2008. more
HOUSTON February 26, 2008 –
Early Voting-By-Personal-Appearance continued at a record pace in
HOUSTON February 22, 2008 –
The Early-Voting-By-Personal-Appearance continued to outpace the turnout for a similar
election four years ago in
HOUSTON February 15, 2008 – Early voting by personal appearance for the March 4th Republican and Democratic
Party Primary Elections will begin Tuesday, February 19th and continue until the end of the month.
HOUSTON December 6, 2007 – A fifth of the positions on the Houston city council will be decided Saturday,
December 8th, as voters go to the polls to cast ballots in the Joint Runoff election.
HOUSTON Three Houston City Council contests and a Houston Independent School District Trustees race will be
on the ballot as the Early Voting Period, by personal appearance, begins Wednesday, November 28th for the
December 8, 2007 Joint Run-off Election.
HOUSTON Voters who head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6 to vote in the Harris
County Joint Election will have much to consider.
HOUSTON Early voting totals for the November 6th Joint Election indicate that voting is lagging behind,
compared to the last similar election.
Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman reminds registered voters that the Early Voting
Period for the November 6, 2007 Joint Elections runs from October 22nd to November
voters who wish to vote by mail in the Nov. 6, 2007 Constitutional Amendment and
Joint Election may submit a mail ballot application starting Fri. Sept. 7.
The Harris County Clerk, Beverly
Kaufman, would like to remind all Harris County voters that early
voting for the Tuesday, November 7 2006 Joint Election ends tomorrow. more
ENCOURAGES VOTERS TO BE PATIENT WITH 2006 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
October 24, 2006 Houston, TX
Beverly Kaufman, the Harris
County Clerk, would like to encourage all voters to be patient
when voting on the November 7, 2006 General Election. more
BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 23
October 20, 2006 Houston, TX
Beverly Kaufman, the Harris
County Clerk, would like to remind all voters of the start of
early voting on Monday, October 23rd for the November 7, 2006
General Election. more
DAY IS TOMORROW
November 6, 2006 Houston, TX
The Harris County Clerk, Beverly
Kaufman, would like to remind all Harris County voters that Election
Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, 2006.
Elections Tomorrow County Clerk Predicts 1% Countywide Turnout
April 10, 2006 Houston, TX
Harris County Clerk, Beverly
Kaufman, would like to remind all Harris County voters that the
Republican and Democratic Party Primary Runoff Elections are
tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11, 2006. more
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