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Welcome to the Harris County Elections Administration's Digital Media Room. This portion of the Harris Votes website is for general information on the activities of the Elections Administrator in regards to elections and is intended to assist media personnel with valuable reference items.

Information will be posted here that the media may find useful when reporting on elections in Harris County and may include statistical reports that are requested often or on a daily basis as an election approaches. If you are a member of the media and have comments or questions regarding the content of the Media Room, you may contact Leah Shah, Director of Communications and Voter Outreach, or Nadia Hakim, Deputy Director of Communications and Voter Outreach, at [email protected].

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Official Harris County Elections photographs and videos are available to the public for personal or non-commercial use.

These photos may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial materials, advertisements, emails, products or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of a product or service by Harris County Elections Administrator's Office. 

NOTE: The raw video files on this page are intended for broadcast use.  

Press Releases


Media 08/24/2022
Clifford Tatum sworn in as Harris County Elections Administrator

(Houston, Texas)— Clifford Tatum assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Harris County Elections Administrator after being sworn in on Wednesday, August 24. Tatum brings over 16 years of elections experience from the local, state, and national level to serve Harris County’s 2.5 million registered voters.

“I’m honored to join the Harris County Elections Administration team. I am reviewing and assessing the current election processes and procedures and I am pleased to say that we are on track for a successful November election. I look forward to serving voters in Harris County and working alongside a very dedicated and professional team to ensure the November 8 Election runs smoothly,” said Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum.
Earlier this week, Commissioners Court reviewed the office’s list of polling locations for both early voting and election day. The last week of August brings multiple deadlines for candidates and entities, signaling the start of building the ballot in the required four languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.
The Logic and Accuracy Test is scheduled for mid-September. This verifies voting equipment and ballots properly display all contests and candidates, register choices, and tabulate results accurately. It is the final step in finalizing the ballot, and sample ballots are posted to www.HarrisVotes.com as a resource for voters once testing concludes.   
Within 30 days from Election Day; the voter registration deadline is October 11, the early voting begins October 24, and the mail ballot application deadline is October 28. The office will migrate to NRG Arena early September to accommodate the operations needed to carry out an election of this size. 
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Digital Toolkits, Media Kits and Fact Sheets are created for every election conducted by the Harris County Elections Administrator's Office. These resources are made available for members of the media and public to inform and promote upcoming elections.

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