Election Day is November 3. Here is how you can get involved.
Step 1: Register to vote by October 5.
Step 2: Volunteer as a deputy voter registrar to help others vote.
In observation of this year's theme - Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy - the HBA Law Week Committee would like to encourage all HBA members not only to register to vote, but also to volunteer as a deputy voter registrar to help our fellow Houstonians register to vote.
Eligibility requirements to serve as a deputy voter registrar and details about upcoming training sessions are available from the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office at hctax.net/voter/deputy.
Step 3: Register for the HBA Election Law CLE Webinar.
The Law Week Committee and Harris County Attorney's Office are partnering to bring you a special webinar on Thursday, October 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Special Assistant County Attorney Douglas Ray (Office of Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney) will provide an overview of legal issues that affect voters in Harris County. Topics will include voter registration, voters’ rights at the polls, and issues affecting early voting and voting by mail.
Free to everyone. Accredited for 1 hour MCLE, including .25 hour ethics. Click here to RSVP.
Step 4: Become a poll worker to help ensure a safe, fair election for all.
The HBA is asking members to help alleviate the poll worker shortage in Harris County. Between early voting October 13 - 30 and Election Day on November 3, the county needs a workforce of 8,000 to 12,000. Lawyers and law students have the analytical skills and attention to detail that make us good candidates.
Click here for the poll worker application. On the application question that asks how you heard about the need for poll workers, please check “Other” and write in the Houston Bar Association, so we will be able to identify our members who are assisting with this important work.
Poll workers are paid for their time. Learn more about poll worker opportunities in this video with HBA President Bill Kroger, HYLA President Krisina Zuñiga, and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins.