Campus and Community

Take Time to Vote in Primary Election March 1

vote imageStudents, faculty and staff are reminded that primary elections will take place in the Houston area and nationwide on Tuesday, March 1. Because this is the date of the primary election for U.S. president, the date is known as Super Tuesday.

Voting is a responsibility and a privilege. You can make your vote count by visiting the poll where you are registered to vote. If you need to find out where you are registered to vote, check VoteHouston or the Harris County Clerk Election Division.

Several local, statewide and national races are likely to result in runoff primary elections. In order to vote in a runoff election, you will need to have voted in the primary election of the same party.

Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Be sure to bring your voter registration card and a photo ID (Texas driver’s license or a Texas Department of Public Safety-issued Texas ID card). As state employees, you are entitled to voting leave. Faculty and staff are allowed a maximum of two hours at the beginning or end of the workday to vote in federal, state and local elections without deduction from pay or leave time.

Need to know more about voting? The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of the Houston Area has published a voter’s guide for the primary election.