Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Releases new Drive-Thru Voting PSA Featuring “Curbside Larry”

By: Harris County Lina Judge Hidalgo
| Published 10/14/2020

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX - As early voting continues in Harris County, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today released a new explainer video on drive-thru voting. The PSA features John “Curbside Larry” Schaffer and outlines for eligible voters how safe and easy drive-thru voting is.

Drive-Thru Voting Safe, Easy, and Secure: Release of PSA Comes as Record Number of Harris County Voters Head to the Polls


To view and download the PSA, click here.

“This week, we’re showing the nation what happens when local governments invest in voting infrastructure that is safe, secure, and smart,” said Judge Hidalgo. “We’re thrilled that voters in Harris County are making their voices heard at record levels even in the midst of a pandemic. It’s proof yet again that when we’re face to face with adversity, the people of this county innovate and thrive. Supporting drive-thru voting during a pandemic is a no-brainer, and we’re pleased so many residents are taking advantage of this safe, easy, and secure solution for voting.”

“This November, we’re providing more options than ever before to allow Harris County voters to cast their ballots safely and conveniently,' said County Clerk Chris Hollins. 'One of those options is drive-thru voting, where any Harris County resident can cast their vote from the safety and convenience of their vehicle. From the Toyota Center, to the Houston Food Bank, to NRG Arena, we are grateful to the ten sites across Harris County that have supported the clerk’s office in providing this excellent voting options this November.”

Drive-thru voting was created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as a safer, socially-distant alternative to walk-in voting for all voters. Harris County is the first jurisdiction in Texas history to create this new method of voting at scale that allows any registered voter to cast their ballot without leaving the comfort of their vehicle. For a video on how drive-thru voting works, click here.

All ten drive-thru voting sites will be open during the same hours as walk-in voting for both early voting and Election Day. For a full list of early voting sites, including drive-thru locations and current wait times, click here.

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