Vote Houston: When, Where, How

Posted on 04/06/23 by Juanita Jiménez-Soto

Voting is not only a privilege, but also our right. It gives you the power to decide what our future looks like. We at AARP Houston have gathered the most up-to-date local election information to make sure you are in the know and that the voices of voters 50-plus are heard on November 7.

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At stake will be the seat for Houston Mayor. Also on the ballot, 16 spots on City Council, which includes 11 single member districts, five at-large positions, and the controller's seat.

2023 General Election Candidates

Adults ages 50 and older make up the largest proportion of the voting population. Older voters will likely be coming out in substantial numbers to vote in the 2023 Houston Mayoral election, with 84% of surveyed registered voters 50+ saying they are ‘very likely’ to vote.

AARP Texas Survey: Voters 50+ to Decide Houston’s Next Mayor

Given the powerful influence of these older voters, AARP Texas commissioned a survey of 805 registered voters age 50 and older in Houston to better understand their needs and wants.

AARP 2023 Houston Mayoral Survey

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Houston Mayoral Race Survey Results (PDF)

AARP Texas Study: Annotated Questionnaire (PDF)

Houston Mayoral Survey: Methodology Report (PDF)

Survey press Release (PDF)

AARP Research Website

The survey identified issues that are critical to Houston voters and areas voters want addressed by the city’s next leader.

Voting Information and Deadlines

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Voting Registration Eligibility Requirements

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Early Voting Times, Locations

2023 General Election Candidates

Sample Ballot

Voting Deadlines


2023 Texas Election Voter Guide

Constitutional Amendments on the 2023 Ballot

Voting deadlines for Houston - Spanish

If you plan to vote by mail, now is the time to send in your application. The video below walks you through the Texas Mail Ballot application process. The last day to apply to vote by mail is October 27, 2023.

Voting by Mail

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Houston isn't the only Texas city holding local elections. Residents in Dallas and San Antonio will also cast ballots this year. Review the 2023 Election Voter Guide we produced to answer any addition questions you may have.

The next statewide elections in 2024 include races for seats in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state Legislature and other offices.

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