Harris County will be conducting the City’s election. Early voting will be conducted from April 19th to April 27th. For more information on the City’s May 1, 2021 Officer's Election, please contact City Secretary Sandra Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 281-336-6281.
Voting By Mail
If you are 65 years of age or older; disabled; out of the county on election day AND during early voting; or confined in jail, but otherwise eligible, you may be eligible to cast your vote by mail.
Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to:
Harris Elections Administrator
Attn: Elections Division
P.O. Box 1148
Houston, TX 77251-1148
Applications for ballot by mail can also be requested by calling the Harris County Elections Division at 713.755.6965. Applications can also be obtained through the County’s website: www.harrisvotes.com or by clicking here: Application for Ballot by Mail (PDF)
Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2021 (received, not postmarked).
Early Voting Information
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted by Harris County beginning Monday, April 19th through Tuesday, April 27th. All Early Voting and Election Day polling locations are open to all eligible voters in Harris County. Polling locations can be found by visiting www.harrisvotes.com (the list is not final and may change).
These are the three closest Early Voting locations for Nassau Bay residents (subject to change):
- Webster Recreation Center, Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Avenue, Webster, TX 77598
(Distance from City Hall = 2.3 miles)
- University of Houston Clear Lake,
2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058
(Distance from City Hall = 3.2 miles)
- MultiCultural Center (Drive-thru Available)
951 Tristar Drive, Webster, TX 77598
(Distance from City Hall = 7.8 miles)
PLEASE NOTE, the Nassau Bay City Hall Council Chamber is NOT an early voting location this election, but it will be a polling site for Election Day.
Early Voting Hours are as follows (subject to change):
|Monday, April 19th to Saturday, April 24th||7:00am to 7:00pm|
|Sunday, April 25th||12:00pm to 7:00pm|
|Monday, April 26th to Tuesday, April 27th||7:00am to 7:00pm|
Returning Your Ballot By Mail
A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Harris County Clerk’s Office in the Official Carrier Envelope provided to you. To ensure that your ballot is received in time to be counted, please return your voted ballot as soon as possible.
It may be returned in any of the following manners:
- Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service;
- Harris County recommends mailing your ballot at least seven (7) days prior to Election Day.
- In-person drop off to the Elections Office only on Election Day
- You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
- If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a reasonable impediment declaration (RID)
- Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person.
- The dropoff location address is:
- Harris County Elections Office
- 1001 Preston Street
- Houston, Texas 77002
- Common or contract carrier; such as personal courier, or FedEx or UPS, or other contracted mail service
Election Day Information
Voting will be conducted on Election Day, Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at Nassau Bay City Hall, 1800 Space Park, Suite 200, Nassau Bay, Texas 77058.
- Make sure you bring one of these accepted forms of identification:
- 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 Handgun License 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 (book or card)
If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain a photo ID, they may still cast a regular ballot by presenting a supporting form of ID and executing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter’s reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification.
Harris County is also providing Curbside Voting for Early Voting and Election Day voters.
Voters who are physically unable to enter the polling location without assistance or likelihood of injury to the voter’s health may ask the presiding election official to allow them to vote outside the polling location. The election officer will deliver a ballot to the voter at the polling place entrance or curb. A special curbside buzzer will be placed near the entrance of the poll so a curbside voter may ring the buzzer from their car. A sign will identify the curbside voting. If you have any questions regarding Curbside Voting, you may contact the Elections office at 713-755-6965. Voting curbside will not shorten the time at the polls as curbside voters are voted as their place in line arrives to the qualification table.
The Next Generation of Voting Machines
Ahead of the May election, Harris County has purchased a new voting system, the HART InterCivic Verity Voting System. For the May 1st Election, Nassau Bay voters will cast their vote on the Verity Duo, which replaces the eSlate rotary wheel voting system which had been in place for almost two decades.
The Verity system is considered hybrid voting with a better paper trail. Specifically, benefits of this new Verity system include a digital touch screen, more accessibility options for seniors and for voters with disabilities, a paper ballot of the voting record for the voter to verify, and an easily auditable backend process.
For more information, please visit HarrisVotes.com
Just an FYI: When you go vote, you can bring a marked sample ballot or a Voters Guide into the voting booth with you.