General Poll/Voter Education Resources

If any links in any section are broken or lead you to incorrect information, please notify me through the comment section. ~ Mike


Make sure you are registered to vote!

  1.  If you are denied your right to vote any place at any time at any polling place for any reason, ask for (or demand) a provisional ballot rather than lose your vote.
    1. For a personalized, nonpartisan voter guide visit
    2. Provisional Voting: 
      1. Federal law (Help America Vote Act) stipulates that if a voter appears at a polling place to vote in an election, and for some reason his/her name does not appear on the official roster of voters for that polling place, the voter may cast a provisional ballot if he/she claims to be both eligible to vote in the election and registered to vote in that jurisdiction. (HAVA Section 302(a).)

        However, whether an individual is eligible to vote, and whether the provisional ballot will be counted, is determined by State law.” (HAVA Section 302(a)(4).)

  2. (Election Information Line (713) 755-6965) Dr. Diane Trautman, Harris County Clerk
  3. Texas-wide voter info
  4. – Countywide Voting Centers
    1. HARRIS CTY – IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING: Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs?
      1. Fill out a declaration at the polls describing a reasonable impediment to obtaining it, and show a copy or original of one of the following supporting forms of ID:
      2. A government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate
      3. Current utility bill
      4. Bank statement
      5. Government check
      6. Paycheck
      7. (a) A certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes your identity (which may include a foreign birth document)
    2. You may vote early by-mail if
      1. you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:
      2. Away from the county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period;
      3. Sick or disabled;
      4. 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
      5. Confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
  5. Make sure you are registered:
  6. Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
      1. CLICK How to register to vote in Texas
    2. POLL LOCATIONS & BALLOTS: Find your ballots with simple information entries
  7. Outside Texas, try
  8. Make it a point to listen to my April 22, 2019 Interview with Harris County Clerk Dr. Dianne Trautman
  9. FIGHT FOR YOUR State Legislature
    1. In 2010, the Republicans won a a swath of state legislatures which allowed them to gerrymander Dems out of State and Federal legislatures. It’s vital we must not allow that to happen again in 2020.
    2. Look for “flippable” seats in the State Lege and try to support this candidates.
    3. ANALYSIS FROM CHARLES KUFF: At this point, the name of the game is one part candidate recruitment and one part raising money, which will be the job of the various PACs until the candidates get settled. In Harris County, we have two good candidates each for the [GOP] main targets: Akilah Bacy and Josh Wallenstein (who ran for HCDE [Harris County’s Trustee for its Department of Education] in 2018 …) in HD138, and Ann Johnson and Ruby Powers in HD134. In Fort Bend, Sarah DeMerchant appears to be running again in HD26, while Eliz Markowitz (candidate for SBOE7 in 2018) is aiming for HD28. We still need (or I need to do a better job searching for) candidates in HDs 29, 85, and 126, for starters. If you’re in one of those competitive Republican-held State Rep districts, find out who is or may be running for the Dems. If you’re in one of those targeted-by-the-GOP districts, be sure to help out your incumbent. Kelly Hancock is absolutely right: This is super-duper important.

Resources for Texas Democrats:

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