Last day of early voting today and Election Day on Tuesday – what you need to know

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 11/03/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Today, Friday, is the final day of early voting for the November elections, which for residents of The Woodlands include races for the Township Board of Directors Places 5, 6, and 7; fourteen amendments to the Texas Constitution; four propositions for the Conroe Independent School District school bonds; and more. Both Montgomery and Harris Counties are in play for Township residents depending on your village of residence.

Early Voting

For early voting, all polling locations are open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. As long as you are in line by that time, you will be permitted to vote. However, be warned; even one minute late getting to the line will prohibit you from voting. This is state (and federal) law, and it would do you no good arguing with poll workers over the point.

A photo ID is required to cast your vote, so have it ready to show and be scanned. Once you enter the polling location, all electronic devices must be turned off. You are permitted, however, to bring any printed materials with you, even campaign materials given to you outside of the location. You won’t be allowed to wear any clothing, buttons, or other accessories that are election or candidate related, so think about bringing a sweater or jacket with you, just in case. A trained crew of poll workers will be on hand to assist you with any questions or issues. And don’t forget; these poll workers have the final say in all things related to your voting experience while you’re on-site.

Election Day

Between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, there will be no in-person voting made available to the public. However, at precisely 7 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 7 – aka Election Day – the polls will open and remain open until at least 7 p.m. that night, depending on the length of lines.

On Election Day, you are only allowed to vote in your designated precinct polling location. You must learn where your particular polling place is and ensure you vote there. These voting locations include community centers and schools, so be cognizant and respectful of where you are. Just like with early voting, as long as you are already in line at the determined closing time, you will still be allowed to vote. The same rules for clothing and accessories, electronic devices, photo ID, and printed materials also apply.

To learn about voting in Montgomery County, click here:

To learn about voting in Harris County, click here:

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