Several Texas-wide and Houston-area seats will probably be up for grabs.
HOUSTON — Election Day is right here! There are a number of necessary native and state races on the poll, together with nationwide battles to find out which celebration will management Congress.
The polls opened at 7 a.m. and can shut at 7 p.m.
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Several Texas-wide and Houston-area seats will probably be up for grabs. One of essentially the most carefully watched races is the one for governor, the place incumbent Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke will go head-to-head. Also on the poll are Mark Tippetts and Delilah Barrios.
Voters will cast their alternatives within the lieutenant governor race, the place incumbent Dan Patrick is challenged by Mike Collier and Shanna Steele. Attorney General Ken Paxton goes up towards Rochelle Garza and Mark Ash. Plus, Alexandra del Moral Mealer is seeking to unseat present Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.
4 PM – Harris County is nearing a million votes, based on Harris County Elections
3:40 PM – The Melrose Park voting location at 1001 Canino Road has been closed in the intervening time after a metropolis worker was electrocuted. The man has not been recognized, however the Houston Fire Department mentioned he was a Houston Parks and Recreation worker.
2:49 PM – Several voting places throughout Harris County are reporting greater than 30-minute delays together with:
- West University Scout House – Clubhouse: 6108 Edloe Street
- T H Rogers Middle School Elementary Art Room – Orchestra Room: 5840 San Felipe Street
- Briargrove Elementary School – Library: 6145 San Felipe Street
- Bayland Park Community Center – Auditorium: 6400 Bissonnet Street
- Humble Civic Center – Meeting room A, B, C, D: 8233 Will Clayton Parkway
- Crosby Branch Library – Meeting Room: 135 Hare Road
- Lone Star College Cypress Center – Room 106, Room 107: 19710 Clay Road
- Spring First Church – Youth Center – Sanctuary corridor: 1851 Spring Cypress Road
- Seabrook Intermediate School – Practice Gym: 2401 N Meyer Avenue
To see the wait time at your desired voting location, click here.
2:23 PM – Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum mentioned the problem on the BarkerRipley voting location was a miscommunication between the choose and voting employees with getting the required provides. He confirmed the presiding choose didn’t have the important thing to open the tools to open the voting machines and there was a miscommunication that did not enable the choose to get what he wanted to get the polls open.
There had been different reported points at completely different polling places, together with machine issues.
RELATED: Polling locations affected by points throughout Harris County
2 PM – Over 175,000 Harris County voters have already been processed, based on Harris County Elections.
12:50 PM – KHOU 11 reporter Michelle Choi captured an alternate between voter Tomaro Bell and Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum after delays had been reported on the West Gray Multiservice Center in Montrose.
12:30 PM – Harris County stories that greater than 142,000 voters have been processed as we speak.
12:15 PM -Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum mentioned some polling judges had points opening up their polling places this morning.
“Which considerably to be anticipated since there are 782 civilians, associates, and neighbors who’re referred to as upon to carry out some technical process, because it pertains to opening their machines,” he mentioned.
He added that the method is “smoothing out a bit.”
In response to stories of voting machines not voting, Tatum mentioned that there’s a course of for opening up the voting machines and setting them up correctly. If the correct steps are usually not adopted then it could trigger them to go down.
“Our response is to then send out a technician to those locations to get those machines back online,” Tatum mentioned.
Tatum mentioned they’ve 160 technicians within the subject. He additionally pushed for people who find themselves ready in line to examine their web site for ready occasions at close by websites.
“We ask for their patience,” he mentioned.
Astros victory parade
Tatum mentioned when Houston ISD introduced they had been canceling courses and shutting faculties Monday for the Houston Astros World Series victory parade, they needed to attain out to the district to verify their election employees might entry the campuses getting used as polling locations so they may arrange on Monday.
However, he mentioned a few polling judges weren’t capable of entry their campus websites till this morning.
Issues at Sunnyside polling website
Tatum mentioned the delay on the Sunnyside polling location was not a difficulty of machines not working. He mentioned the “election was inadvertently closed,” and once the election is “closed” they will’t open these machines again up.
New machines needed to be then despatched to the positioning.
Delays at West Gray Multiservice Center
Tatum mentioned the West Gray website is among the greatest polling websites in Harris County, however mentioned he was undecided what the problem was delaying voting this morning.
He did say there have been technicians on the website. He added that the early voting course of went effectively on the website, so it’s unclear why there are points as we speak.
11:30 AM – More than 116,000 voters have been processed up to now, based on Harris County officers.
10:30 AM – The newest replace from the Harris County Elections Office exhibits that greater than 88,000 voters have been processed.
However, elections officers reported lengthy strains at at Lone Star Cypress Center, Prairie View A&M, Spring First Church and Nottingham Park.
9:30 AM – The Harris County Elections Office stories that greater than 60,000 voters have already been processed this morning.