Harris County Clerk Limits Drive-Thru Voting Locations Ahead of Election Day
Only Toyota Center Will be Open to Cast Drive-Thru Ballots
HOUSTON -- Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins has announced that Election Day drive-thru voting will be limited to the Toyota Center location only. Drive-thru voters should enter the Toyota Tundra Garage at the intersection of Leeland & Crawford Street.
“In order to allow for drive-thru voting on Election Day while ensuring that all votes will be counted, the only drive-thru voting center on Election Day will be at Toyota Center,” Hollins said on Twitter.
All 800+ Election Day polling locations are open to all eligible voters in Harris County from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., but there will only be one drive-thru location available. Curbside voting remains in place. Voters who are “physically unable to enter the polling place without personal assistance or the likelihood of injuring the voter’s health” may ask the presiding precinct election official to allow them to vote outside the polling location.
“No matter what way you vote, if you are in line at the polls by 7 p.m., stay in line to cast your ballot,” said Lillie Schechter, Harris County Democratic Party Chair. “You are legally eligible to vote as long as you are in line by the deadline.
“Every vote is important in this election. You may not believe your vote makes a difference, but we know from experience that it does, especially in local elections,” Schechter said. “There are down-ballot races that impact the daily lives of every Harris County resident. These races need your vote. This is your chance to make your voice heard.”
Each polling location and the wait times to vote are available on the County Clerk’s website.
For Immediate Release
Nov. 2, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman