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Runoff Election 2015: Everything You Need to Vote

Runoff Election 2015: Everything You Need to Vote
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Tis’ the season for voting!

In case you forgot, there’s an election on Saturday, December 12th (that’s tomorrow). If you’re wondering, “I voted in November, why do I need to vote tomorrow?” you’re probably not alone. Tomorrow is the runoff election to determine who will win a handful of city council and HISD trustee seats, along with who will succeed Annise Parker as the next Mayor of Houston. This is your guide to casting your vote.

Who’s on the ballot:

Mayor

  • Sylvester Turner
  • Bill King

City Controller

  • Chris B. Brown
  • Bill Frazer

Council Members

District F

  • Richard Nguyen
  • Steve Le

District H

  • Karla Cisneros
  • Jason Cisneroz

District J

  • Mike Laster
  • Jim Bigham

At-Large Position 1

  • Mike Knox
  • Georgia Provost

At-Large Position 2

  • David W. Robinson
  • Willie R. Davis

At-Large Position 4

  • Amanda Edwards
  • Roy Morales

At-Large Position 5

  • Jack Christie
  • Sharon Moses

HISD Trustee District II

  • Rhonda Skillern-Jones
  • Larry Williams

HISD Trustee District III

  • Manuel Rodriguez
  • Jose Leal

To find out which district you live in and who your current City Council Member is, click here. To view your own specific ballot and polling locations, enter your address here.

Voter ID

When you go to vote, make sure you bring one of these forms of photo ID:

  • U.S. passport book or card
  • Texas driver license issued by DPS
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS (FREE)
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • U. S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo

Without a photo ID, you cannot vote. Don’t leave the house without it!

Anything else

For any specific questions you have about voting, voter ID, or election day, check out the Vote Texas frequently asked questions. If you’re asking, there is definitely an answer.

Polls are open from 7 am - 7 pm, and it’s on a Saturday, so no excuses!

It will take you literally no more than ten minutes to vote and, if you voted in November during the general election, there’s a chance you will magically become a lifelong voter. As the saying goes, if you vote twice, you vote for life.

After you vote, take a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker with the hashtags #VoteHOU and #HouDecide so everyone can see you did your civic duty. Happy voting!