Voter registration cutoff is April 30 for May 29 primaries
‘Your chance to pick candidates,’ Voter Registrar Sumners tells citizens
HOUSTON – Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Don Sumners is reminding Harris County citizens to register to vote now if they have not already. The deadline to register to vote in the 2012 primary elections is Monday, April 30.
“While the presidential candidates appear to be set, voters will find races ranging from U.S. Senator to district attorney to state representative on the ballot of either the Democratic or Republican party. Many voters also will be choosing candidates for Justice of the Peace and Constable, candidates in their political neighborhood.
“This is your chance to pick the candidates for the November general election,” Sumners said.
Because the long court battle over redistricting delayed the primary, the new voter registration certificates were mailed Tuesday, April 24.
Visit the Tax Office Web site at www.hcvoter.net to ensure that you are properly registered. If you need to update your address or make a name change, you can obtain a voter registration application on our Web site, at any Tax Office branch location, libraries and City of Houston community and health centers.
To be eligible to vote in the May 29 primary elections, your completed voter registration application must be delivered to any Tax Office branch location before 4:30 p.m. on April 30, or mailed with a U.S. Postal Service postmark date of no later than April 30, 2012. State law requires citizens to be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election date in order to be eligible.
Applicants may register to vote if they:
· Are a resident of Harris County, and
· Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (to vote, you must be 18), and
· Are a U.S. citizen, and
· Have not been finally convicted of a felony, (unless they have completed all punishment including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or have been pardoned); and
· Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
For more information, please contact the Harris County Tax Office Voter Registration Department at 713-368-VOTE (8683).