By Will Johnson
HOUSTON COUNTY – Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for the next election which will be held on May 1. The first day to file for a place on the ballot was Jan. 13 and the last day to file is Feb. 12.
The election will be for city council positions, school board trustee positions and other political subdivision positions.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, the Houston County Elections Office would like to remind voters that Absentee voting, also known as ballot by mail, requests need to be submitted annually.
According to Houston County Elections Administrator Cynthia Lum, “If you signed up for absentee voting last year, that application expired on December 31, 2020, and you will need to complete a new application for the 2021 election year.”
- To find out more about qualifications or to obtain a new application you may:
- You may call the office to have a new application mailed to you.
- Stop by our office and pick one up.
- Download the “Application for Ballot by Mail” from one of the following websites and mail it in to our office: www.votetexas.gov/voters-with-special-needs/index.html or www.co.houston.tx.us/page/houston.Elections.
The mailing address is:
401 E. Goliad Ave.
Crockett, TX 75835
All nursing homes in Houston County have applications on hand for those currently in residence. Thank you for exercising you right to vote.
Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.