HOUSTON – Early voting for the special elections being held to fill a vacant position in District 6 of the Texas State Senate will begin Monday.
Voting locations across north and southeast Harris County opened at 8 a.m. in order for the 330,000 registered voters in the district to make their decision on who will fill the seat.
The election will determine who will take the place of Sen. Sylvia Garcia, who resigned Friday, Nov. 9.
Gov. Greg Abbott set the official election date for Dec. 11, but early voting will go from Monday through Dec. 7 for those who don’t want to wait.
The candidates running for the position include Houston state Reps. Carol Alvarado and Ana Hernandez as well as Republican Martha Fierro – who is the precinct chair for Harris County GOP - and Democrat Mia Mundy.
Polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 30, 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 7.
For more information, voters can go to www.harrisvotes.com or call the Harris County Clerk’s office at 713-755-6965.