A sickening moment

Houston Reacts To Trump Supporters Invading the U.S. Capitol Building

Houston officials and local representatives react to the violence occurring in Washington D.C.

01/06/2021 By Dianna Wray

Our Meme Queen

Meet Sara Cress, The Woman Who Put @HarrisVotes on the Twitter Map

From corgi clips to NASA retweets and a whole lot of focaccia, the Heights resident has had us laughing all the way to the polls.

11/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Number Crunchin’

Houston, We Haven’t Voted This Much since George H.W. Bush was on the Ballot

A record setting 1.56 million Harris County residents have voted in this election, making this the highest turnout percentage since 1992.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Voting Superhero

Meet County Clerk Chris Hollins, the Man Fighting for Your Right to Vote

Through his ambitious efforts to expand voter access, he helped Harris County cast an unprecedented 1.44 million ballots during early voting.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Vote it up

Texas, the Electoral College, and You

A primer on how the Electoral College works, what to expect on Election Day, and what it will (and won't) mean if Texas goes blue.

11/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

Make Mine a Double, Sam

Need a Drink This Election Day? Here's a Booze Guide

Whether you want to pound some beers, chug some boxed wine, or ... celebrate?

11/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Voting Rocks

The Suffers' Kam Franklin Hosting a Virtual Festival and Voting Rally Tonight

The hybrid concert-rally features 20 musical acts and poets from across the South.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Starstruck

Get the Red-Carpet Treatment When You Vote at Toyota Center on Saturday

It's all part of MTV's star-studded event celebrating the first-ever nationwide Vote Early Day.

10/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

I voted!

One Million People Have Voted in Harris County. Here are Some of Y'all's Faces

Why people are voting this year, from the people themselves.

10/23/2020 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt

Sponsored Content

Making History Where It Counts

Harris County expands voting access, triples locations, adds 24-hour polls and drive thru voting.

10/23/2020

The new Uncle Sam

Curbside Larry Wants YOU to Vote ... from Your Car

Our favorite HCPL hype man is back to tell you all about Harris County's drive-thru voting.

10/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Say His Name

New George Floyd Mural Encourages People to Vote

The colorful mural, which is located in the Third Ward, was commissioned by Floyd’s family in commemoration of his 47th birthday on October 14

10/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Democracy in practice

Send Us Your "I Voted" Selfies

And we'll feature you on our website.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

2020 Election

Congrats, Houston! We Keep Breaking Harris County Voting Records

Millions, literal millions, of Texans have voted.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

I got bingo!

Go Vote, Then Play Election Bingo

Have some civically minded fun and games.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll With Emma Schkloven

I voted! 

Here's What You Need to Know about Early Bird Voting in Houston

Find out where the drive-thru polls are, what you need to bring, who is actually on the ballot, and more.

10/12/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

It’s a democracy, y’all 

Where Can I Register to Vote in Houston? 

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

09/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

On the Hunt for History

Houston Suffragists Project Is Trying to Track Down Historic Harris County’s Female Voters

The group has also created an online, interactive map using all the information, but it needs you help to finish it.

09/14/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Spread the Vote

Printing Museum's New Poster Exhibition Is Here to Get You in the Voting Spirit

"AIGA Get Out the Vote: Empowering the Women’s Vote" features 64 posters from dozens of artists.

09/02/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

The Woman's Hour

Timeline: Women's Suffrage in Houston

From the founding of the first women's suffrage club to seeing three Black candidates on the 1920 ballot, Houston has deeper ties to suffrage than you might think.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven