Check before you go: Voting location wait times around Houston

Voters have the opportunity today to choose the Republicans and Democrats they want to see on the November ballot.

Polls will be open until 7 p.m. As long as you're in line by that time, you will be allowed to vote.


In Harris County, the county clerk's office has a real-time look at the wait times at polling locations. Voters can enter their address and party preference, and wait times will appear in red, green, or yellow, depending on the projected lines.

To see how long wait times are at the polls, check this interactive map by address.

State law is making it easier to vote in this election. Curbside voting is available for people who are physically unable to enter the polling place without help or there's a likelihood of injury to the voter's health.

If you qualify, a presiding election judge or election clerk will give you the voting device at the curb. Curbside voters must also be given the same privacy as voters in the polling place.

If you live in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties, you can also take advantage of Texas' Countywide Polling Place Program, allowing you to cast your ballot at any polling place on Primary Election Day.

The Houston League of Women Voters provides a guide with non-partisan information on all the candidates you'll see on the 2020 primary election ballot. You can get your guide here: League of Women Voters Guide.

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All voters must present one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling place in order to verify their identity.
  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person's photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States passport

If you don't have any of these forms of identification, you can apply for an Election Identification Certificate to present at your polling place.

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