Thursday is last day to register to vote in May 12 election

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HOUSTON - Thursday is the last day to register to vote in the May 12 election.

State law requires citizens to be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election date.

To be eligible to vote, a completed voter registration application must be delivered to any tax office branch location before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday or mailed with a U.S. Postal Service postmark date of no later than April 12.

Applicants may register to vote if they:

  • are a resident of Harris County
  • are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (to vote, you must be 18)
  • are a U.S. citizen
  • 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)
  • 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 713-274-VOTE (8683).

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