Likely to be sent April 16-25, Voter Registrar Sumners says
HOUSTON – (April 3, 2012) — After months of delay caused by the dispute over redistricting, Harris County voters will be getting their voter registration certificates pretty soon, Don Sumners, the county’s voter registrar said.
“The federal court action appears to be over for now and the party primaries are scheduled for May 29. The court’s deadline for mailing the certificates is April 25. We expect to beat that by several days, perhaps mailing them as early as April 16,” he said.
Normally, in mid January of every even-numbered year, persons registered to vote in Harris County get their new voter certificate in the mail. When the certificates were delayed by the dispute, incorrect rumors began circulating on the Internet.
At that time, Sumners said, “The delay in mailing the registration certificates will not interfere with anyone’s right to vote. I and my Voter Registration Department will support and protect the rights of every qualified voter. We will prepare and mail every certificate as soon as we can after the federal courts decide this case,” Sumners said.
The certificates – yellow and white – will get a workout in May. In addition to the May 29 primaries, there is a Limited Uniform Election on May 12, with early voting beginning April 30. The last day to register in time to vote in that election is April 12.
Many jurisdictions have elections scheduled that day, including the cities of Deer Park, Galena Park, Katy and Tomball, school districts such as Clear Creek and Spring Branch, and a host of emergency service and municipal utility districts.
The last day to register in time to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary is April 30. Early voting starts May 14. Each party will be choosing candidates for a range of offices, from constable to president of the United States.
For more information, see http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2012dates.shtml
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