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Early Voting Information for 2018 Midterm Elections Beginning Today


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

OCTOBER 22, 2018

by Ariana Pezeshki

Monday, October. 22, 2018 marks the first day of early voting for the 2018 midterm elections and runs through November 2. Registered voters in Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller County can cast their ballots at one of the forty-six polling locations county wide.

Early Voting Information
Voters must bring a valid I.D. to polling locations to cast their ballots. For more information on early voting in Katy, click the links for polling locations, dates, and times.

Harris County

Locations:

Harris County MUD 81

805 Hidden Canyon Road, Katy, 77450

Katy Branch Library

5414 Franz Road, Katy 77493

Lone Star College -Cypress Center

19710 Clay Road, Katy

Dates and Hours:

Monday-Friday October 22 - October 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday October 27, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday October 28, 2018

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 29 - November 2

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Fort Bend County

Locations:

Cinco Ranch Library

2620 Commercial Center Drive, Katy

Tompkins High School

4400 Falcon Landing Blvd, Katy

Dates and Hours:

Monday-Friday October 22-26, 2018

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday October 27, 2018

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday October 28, 2018

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CLOSED at Tompkins)

Monday-Friday October 29 – November 2

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Waller County

Locations:

Katy VFW

6206 George Bush Drive, Katy

Dates and Hours:

Monday-Wednesday October 22-24, 2018

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

County Election Precinct Information

Finding your Poll and Ballot

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart is urging voters to study ballots prior to voting in the 2018 midterm elections to ensure voters make the appropriate choices based on their views. “Most voters will see approximately ninety races on their ballot in which they may choose to vote,” says Stanart. The ballot is a staggering 18 page pdf. you can view here , it is imperative voters study candidates and propositions before heading to the polls.

Voters can review personal ballots online here and select "Find Your Poll Ballot".

Photo courtesy of Harris County Clerk

Contests on the Ballot

Fifteen percent of the contests found on the ballot are statewide, seventy-nine percent are countywide and six percent are district wide contests. According to the County Clerk's office, over seventy percent of the contests appearing on some voters’ midterm election ballot are for judicial positions.

Voter Traffic

Voters can expect heavy turnout and longer wait times on the first and last days of the Early Voting period. Stanart emphasizes voters, “Be mindful and exercise patience. Voter traffic at the polls is pretty heavy the first day and the last couple of days of Early Voting.”

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