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The Polls are Open: Early Voting Has Begun for Nov. 2 Election

Carve out time to vote

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election has begun and runs through Oct. 29. Check harrisvotes.com to find the polling location closest to you!

The election includes voting for members of our school boards. It also includes proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. We've outlined the eight propositions and how our Harris County Democratic State Delegation voted on them.

Learn more about the school board elections

Check out the eight statewide propositions on the ballot!

Learn About Harris County’s New Voting Machines

New Voting Machines Overview

Harris County has new voting machines this election! With the new machines, voters get a paper copy of their ballot, to verify selections before submitting them into a secure ballot box onsite.

Want to see how they work?

Check out this video before you head to the polls!

Harris County is Hiring Election Workers

Election Workers Needed

Are you a Harris County registered voter who is available to work on Tuesday, Nov. 2??

The Elections Administrator’s Office is still hiring election judges and clerks for the Nov. 2 election!

Learn more and apply here

Get Ready for the HCDP Fall Festival

HCDP Fall Festival

Mark Your Calendars!! HCDP has a Fall Festival fundraiser scheduled, and it's going to be fabulous fun! Join the celebration!

Get your tickets here

On the Ballot: State-Wide Props, School Board Elections

On the Ballot

The Nov. 2 election includes voting for members of our school boards:

More Info Here

It also includes proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution which you can:

View Here

 

 

Headlines: Texas Lege Approves Redistricting Maps

Redistricting Approved

"Texas Republicans send Gov. Greg Abbott a new congressional map that protects GOP power, reduces influence of voters of color."

"After a few last-minute alterations, the state's new congressional districts are drawn and await the scrutiny of federal courts."

Learn More

 

In the News: Commissioners Court Approves the CROWN Act

CROWN Act adopted

Thank you to Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, who sponsored the CROWN Act in Harris County. It was adopted by the Commissioners Court, making Harris County the first county in Texas to approve a CROWN Act resolution to ban discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles in the workplace.

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Community Halloween Fair Scheduled for Oct. 30

Halloween Fair Oct 30 2021

Celebrate Halloween with the community in a safe, family-friendly environment! Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages welcomed! Wear your costumes, and join in the fun. Music Dancing Bike Giveaways Train Rides Bounce Castle Meet Officials Petition Signing Food Candy, Candy, Candy!!!

Sign Up Here

Become a Front-Desk Volunteer for HCDP!

Front Desk Volunteers Needed

Are you a Harris County Democrat looking to help the Party?!

HCDP needs front office volunteers! One four-hour shift a week, answering phones and assisting callers. Remote training for anyone interested. Work currently offsite, but in-office at a later date.

Contact Susan

HCDP Team Spotlight: Ashton Bokros & Karem Maldonado

Team Member Spotlight - Ashton Bokros, Karem Maldanado

Join HCDP to welcome two new members to our team.

Ashton Bokros is our operations director. He joins HCDP from the Dallas area, where he attended the University of North Texas. Ashton studied political science and history, and has worked in field organizing, multimedia reporting and business development.

Karem Maldanado is our deputy elections director. She is from the Houston area where she attended University of Houston-Downtown, studying philosophy. Karem has a background working for nonprofits, such as Mi Familia Vota and Workers Defense Project.

Both Ashton and Karem are passionate organizers who have hit the ground running to help HCDP elect Democrats up and down the ballot! We are excited to have them on board!

Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walks

Block Walking Events

Swing TX Left Model Community-Building Block Walk in Spring Branch West
“Model" community-building block walk in West Spring Branch, Houston, precinct 0262. This is a friendly mini-block walk that will provide training on the community-building approach to organizing.
Sat, Oct. 23 9 – 11:30am CDT

Join the Fun Here!

Texas Young Democrats with Swing TX Left: Harris County Community Block Walk
A relational Block walk aimed at building a community of fellow Democrats and at having conversations with Democrats on the issues that concern them most. Co-Hosted by Texas Young Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats, and Swing Left Texas.
Sat, Oct. 23 10:30am – 12:30pm CDT

Find Out More!

Bayou Blue- Fall Precinct Canvass
Weekly canvass in our Precincts to educate voters & boost turnout for candidates & issues important to us! Our primary focus will be supporting our HISD candidate Anne Sung in a tough re-election race against a conservative & well-funded opponent. While we will distribute literature & turfs on Saturday mornings, feel free to complete your turf anytime that weekend.
Sat, Oct. 23 & Sat, Oct. 30 9:30am – 12:00pm CDT

Stop On By

For Our Precinct Chairs

Precinct Chair Updates

Did you know?

The Precinct Chair Portal has a directory of all the Harris County Precinct Chairs and their contact information. You can also use the directory to see information about all the other precincts that surround yours and learn the names of those precinct chairs. Need the minutes of the last CEC? It’s on the portal!

Find the portal here

If you don’t know your UserID, just click on “Forgot UserID or Password If a voter does not know their SD, PC or Precinct and you don’t have time to look it up in VAN, just send them to www.Harrisdemocrats.com. Under “Take Action,” the “Find My Precinct” link has a request form. Results will be emailed to them.

Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program

Work by the Harris County Democratic Party is supported through our membership program.

  • Friend of HCDP - $10 a month
  • Ally of HCDP - $15 a month
  • Activist of HCDP - $30 a month
  • Advocate of HCDP - $60 a month
  • Champion of HCDP - $125 a month

Sustaining members who donate a regular monthly or annual amount allow us to underwrite our day-to-day operations. This is how we pay our staff. This is how we support Democratic candidates. This is how we fund our voter outreach.

This is how we help elect more Democrats to office.

Houston Celebrates With Annie's List, Sen. Rev. Michael Warnock

Annies List Houston Event

HCDP was thrilled to join other Harris County progressives for the Annie's List 2021 Houston Celebration with Special Guest Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock! We are energized to continue to mobilize for positive change!


Onward,

Harris County Democratic Party