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Where, how to vote if you’re registered on campus


Election Day isn’t so far away, and only five days remain until early voting comes to an end on Friday.

Voters can vote early at any polling location in their district. On Election Day, however, they must vote at their assigned precinct that can be found on their voter registration card.

On Tuesday, the Student Government Association will host “Coogs Vote Rally” with speakers and a fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center South Ballroom. After the event, the group will take the METRORail at 1:30 p.m. to vote at the Palm Center.

For those living on or near campus, here’s a list of the closest polling locations for the respective districts. All early voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday when the early voting period ends.

Early Voting Locations — Harris County

  • The Palm Center, Justice of the Peace Courts – 5300 Griggs Road, Houston, TX 77021

Students can take the Southeast Line/Purple Line METRORail route to reach The Palm Center.

  • Harris County Elections Department – 1001 Preston St. # 400, Houston, TX 77002

Students can take the Southeast Line/Purple Line METRORail route to reach this location.

  • Ripley House Neighborhood Center – 4410 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX 77011
  • HCC Southeast College Building C Parking Garage – 6960 Rustic St., Houston, TX 77087
  • Sunnyside Multi-Service Center – 9314 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77051

Students can take the Fannin South METRORail route to reach Sunnyside Health Center.

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Most of the UH campus is contained within precinct 0389. Many near-campus residents live in precincts 0390 and 0228. | Courtesy of the Harris County Tax Office

Election Day Locations — Harris County

UH residents who vote on Election Day must vote in their specific precinct within Harris County. Voters can look up their precincts on their Voter Registration Card or at the Harris Votes website.

  • PRECINCT 0390: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall — 3826 Wheeler Ave., Houston, TX 77004
  • PRECINCT 0389: University of Houston Student Center North — 4465 University Drive, Room 113, Houston, TX 77004
  • PRECINCT 0228: HC Courthouse Annex 14 Southeast — 5737 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77021

General Voting Tips

  • Bring a government issued I.D. or Voter I.D. card when you go vote. A UH Student I.D. will not work.
  • Double check that you registered to vote before Oct. 11 here.
  • Make sure to vote early to avoid long lines on Election Day.
  • Update your address if you moved since the last election.

The following forms of government issued photo ID are accepted:

  • Texas driver’s license
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate
  • Texas personal identification card
  • Texas license to carry a handgun
  • U.S. military identification card showing photo
  • U.S. citizenship certificate showing photo
  • U.S. passport

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  • Bobocefus Jones

    Showing ID … will make it harder for Democrats to cheat in early voting.

  • rohbear

    VERY irresponsible and possibly illegal for the DC to suggest that you must have ID to vote in Texas. This requirement was struck down by a Federal Appeals Court, all one must do is sign an affidavit swearing to their identity to vote. Please update this so people are not misinformed!

    There are plenty of students who don’t have, eg, Driver Licenses that might be dissuaded from voting because of this.

    • Bobocefus Jones

      There is the Identification Card, SSN Card, Green Card, etc.

      The argument that students are dissuaded from voting because they can’t afford this or that is lame … and in time, we will be use our finger prints to identify ourselves, just like we do when we get our drivers licenses.

      And we can all … afford our fingerprints.

    • Opa

      Incorrect. Only portions were struck down. How is it again that people in temporary housing are able to vote as residents here when their permanent address is elsewhere??? The Constitution plainly states the each State sets the qualifications to vote.

  • Bobocefus Jones

    Trump up 11 in Monmouth Poll.

    Donna Brazile confirmed to have passed Hillary questions in most debates.

  • D Lewis

    What if Houston is not my home town or home precinct? I’m from Austin, Williamson County precinct 186 and I’m not going to be in Austin until Thanksgiving. Am I still able to vote on campus at UH? Assume there is something special set up for not only out of town students, but out of state students, etc.

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