Monday, Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum will encourage eligible residents to register to vote, and registered voters who are eligible to vote by mail to do so using guidance provided by the Elections Administration Office.
WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 3
WHERE: NRG Arena (Hall D), 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
VISUALS: The event will take place at the Harris County Election Central Count Location with voting equipment in the background.
“In March 2022, Texas and Harris County experienced an alarming increase in vote by mail rejections. Every voter has the right to vote free from burden, harm, or obstacle. Harris County is committed to ensuring that every eligible voter is able to freely and fairly cast their ballot. We’re doing our part to fight voter suppression and remove obstacles where we can.”
“Our office is doing everything it can to ensure all Harris County voters confidently participate in this coming election, whether it’s with a mail ballot, or in-person on the new voting machines. From adding customer support specialists to our mail ballot team to hosting dozens of community events so that voters can learn about t he process and practice on machines in demonstration mode, we’re meeting voters where they are to empower Harris County. ”
The March primaries marked the first time that SB 1 changes to voting by mail were in place, resulting in a high number of rejections in Harris County and across the state due to the new law. In addition to promoting the voter registration deadline, this press conference will address the issues that were seen in the primary and share key information with voters eligible to vote by mail.
SB 1 VBM Impacts
Key SB 1 Changes to VBM