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Alysa Freeman

Hardin County Elections Department

P.O. 159

300 W. Monroe

Suite B-110

Kountze, TX 77625

Phone (409) 209-5445

Fax (409) 246-5287

elections@co.hardin.tx.us

 

Office Hours

Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm

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Voter ID

Identification Requirements for Voting

Under Texas law, voters who possess one of the seven acceptable forms of photo ID must present that ID at the polls when voting in person. Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo ID may fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID) (PDF) at the polls and present an alternative form of ID, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or a voter registration certificate.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.
Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours. Find mobile station locations here.

Here is a list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one:

  • copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
  • copy of or original current utility bill;
  • copy of or original bank statement;
  • copy of or original government check;
  • copy of or original paycheck; or
  • copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).

After presenting one of the forms of supporting ID listed above, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

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Our Mission Statement

As election professionals in the Hardin County Elections Department, we will ensure the integrity of the electoral process and develop professional election standards compliant with state and federal law. We will provide a responsive, transparent and professional approach to conducting elections that will inspire trust and confidence in the accuracy, efficiency and fairness of elections and to promote maximum participation of all eligible citizens in the election process.

This site also provides quick access to election information you may need, such as, applications for a ballot by mail, poll worker information, as well as training videos.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL and FINAL ORDER ADOPTING REVISED POLITICAL BOUNDARIES FOLLOWING REDISTRICTING OF COMMISSIONERS COURT PRECINCTS

NOTICE

AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 STRAIGHT PARTY VOTING BY ONE SELECTION WILL NOT BE AN OPTION GOING FORWARD.  

 

   IMPORTANT DATES

EARLY VOTING

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Friday, March 1, 2024

We will not conduct Early Voting on Monday, February 19, 2024 due to the Presidents' Day Holiday.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE

Monday, February 5, 2024


ELECTION DAY

Tuesday, March 5, 2024


OUR OFFICE MUST RECEIVE AN APPLICATION FOR A BALLOT BY MAIL NO LATER THAN

Friday, February 23, 2024

 

Notice of the Republican and Democratic General Primary Elections/Aviso de las Elecciones Primarias Generales Republicanas y Demócratas

Notice of the Republican and Democratic General Primary Elections/Aviso de las Elecciones Primarias Generales Republicanas y Demócratas.txt

Dear Voter Letter/Querido carta del votante

Dear Voter Letter/Querido carta del votante.txt

 

Republican Notice of Address for Filing Applications

Democratic Notice of Deadline to File an Application for a place on the Ballot

Notice of Hardin County Republican Party Conventions

NOTICE OF ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACE CHANGE (PCT. 16)

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  • Early Voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the following location:

    La votación anticipada en persona se llevará a cabo en el siguiente lugar:

    Hardin County Courthouse, County Courtroom, 300 W. Monroe Street, Kountze, TX 77625

    Palacio de justicia del condado de Hardin, sala del tribunal del condado, 300 W. Monroe Street, Kountze, TX 77625

    Monday/Lunes

    February 19, 2024

    19 de febrero de 2024

    CLOSED

    Tuesday/Martes

    February 20, 2024

    20 de febrero de 2024

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Wednesday/miércoles

    February 21, 2024

    21 de febrero de 2024

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Thursday/Jueves

    February 22, 2024

    22 de febrero de 2024

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Friday/Viernes

    February 23, 2024

    23 de febrero de 2024

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Monday/Lunes

    February 26, 2024

    26 de febrero de 2024

    7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Tuesday/Martes

    February 27, 2024

    27 de febrero de 2024

    7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Wednesday/miércoles

    February 28, 2024

    28 de febrero de 2024

    7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Thursday/Jueves

    February 29, 2024

    29 de febrero de 2024

    7:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Friday/Viernes

    March 1, 2024

    1 de marzo de 2024

    7:00 am – 7:00 pm

     

    WEEKEND EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPREANCE WILL BE AT THE HARDIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ONLY ON:

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024 7AM - 7PM

    &

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024 12PM - 6PM

    Temporary Branch Early Voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the following locations on weekdays only:

    Silsbee City Hall, Council Chambers, 1120 HWY 327 East, Silsbee, TX 77656

    Ayuntamiento de Silsbee, Cámaras del Consejo, 1120 HWY 327 East, Silsbee, TX 77656

    Lumberton City Hall, Council Chambers, 836 North Main Street, Lumberton, TX 77657

    Ayuntamiento de Lumberton, Cámaras del Consejo, 836 North Main Street, Lumberton, TX 77657

    Sour Lake Community Center, Main Building, 250 South Ann Street, Sour Lake, TX 77659

    Centro comunitario de Sour Lake, edificio principal, 250 South Ann Street, Sour Lake, TX 77659

    Monday/Lunes

    February 19, 2024

    19 de febrero de 2024

    CLOSED

    Tuesday/Martes

    February 20, 2024

    20 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Wednesday/miércoles

    February 21, 2024

    21 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Thursday/Jueves

    February 22, 2024

    22 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday/Viernes

    February 23, 2024

    23 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Monday/Lunes

    February 26, 2024

    26 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Tuesday/Martes

    February 27, 2024

    27 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Wednesday/miércoles

    February 28, 2024

    28 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Thursday/Jueves

    February 29, 2024

    29 de febrero de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday/Viernes

    March 1, 2024

    1 de marzo de 2024

    9:00 am – 6:00 pm


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  • On September 1, 2023, HB 2626 went into effect. Llano County Elections Administration will post each campaign finance report, including Appointment of Campaign Treasure forms filed with our office on or after September 1, 2023. They will be made available here.

    Cory O. Jeffcoat - 10-30-23CTA

    Connie Becton - 12-7-23ACTA

    Steven M. Smith - 12-11-23CTA

    Lenward "Nubbin" Cooper Jr. - 1-3-24C/OH

    Matthew Minick - 1-16-24C/OH

    Mark L. Davis - 1-16-24C/OH

    Wayne McDaniel Jr. - 1-16-24C/OH

    TEXAS ELECTION CODE Sec. 254.0401. AVAILABILITY OF REPORTS ON INTERNET. (a) The commission shall make each report filed with the commission under Section 254.036(b) available to the public on the Internet not later than the second business day after the date the report is filed.(a-1) Repealed by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 838 (H.B. 2626), Sec. 2(1), eff. September 1, 2023.(b) The clerk or secretary of a political subdivision’s governing body or, if the governing body does not have a clerk or secretary, the governing body’s presiding officer shall make a report filed with the political subdivision by a candidate, officeholder, or specific-purpose committee under this subchapter available to the public on the political subdivision’s Internet website not later than the 10th business day after the date the report is received.

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  • Hardin County welcomes participants in its Volunteer Deputy Registrar Program to serve and assist in registering eligible citizens to vote. Becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar is easy, but it is a position of trust and responsibility that one should not accept lightly.

    Volunteer Deputy Registrars serve for two-year terms that expire on December 31 of even numbered years.

    Hardin County offers ONLINE training to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar.

    Please click here for the Texas Secretary of State's approved training material

    Read through the material and when you feel adequately educated please complete the Request for Appointment, come by our office with the completed request, to take the exam, and receive your certificate of appointment and supply packet. Our office is located at 300 West Monroe Street, Suite B-110, Kountze, TX 77625.

    Please review the Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar Guide, it covers Qualifications, How to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar, Length of Appointment, the Role of a Volunteer Deputy Registrar and Frequently Asked Questions. As well as other important information. 

    For current Volunteer Deputy Registrar: you may print and make copies of the Voter Registration Application with receipt attached: English and Spanish (If you have citizens who want to take an application with them you can print here.)

    El condado de Hardin da la bienvenida a los participantes en su Programa de Registro Adjunto Voluntario para servir y ayudar a registrar a los ciudadanos elegibles para votar. Convertirse en registrador adjunto voluntario es fácil, pero es un puesto de confianza y responsabilidad que no se debe aceptar a la ligera.

    Los Secretarios Adjuntos Voluntarios sirven por períodos de dos años que expiran el 31 de diciembre de los años pares.

    El condado de Hardin ofrece capacitación EN LÍNEA para convertirse en registrador adjunto voluntario.

    Haga clic aquí para obtener el material de capacitación aprobado por la Secretaría de Estado de Texas.

    Lea el material y cuando se sienta adecuadamente educado, complete la Solicitud de cita, venga a nuestra oficina con la solicitud completa para realizar el examen y reciba su certificado de cita y paquete de suministros. Nuestra oficina está ubicada en 300 West Monroe Street, Suite B-110, Kountze, TX 77625.

    Revise la Guía para el registrador adjunto voluntario de Texas, que cubre las calificaciones, cómo convertirse en un registrador adjunto voluntario, la duración del nombramiento, la función de un registrador adjunto voluntario y las preguntas frecuentes. Además de otra información importante.

    Para el registrador adjunto voluntario actual: puede imprimir y hacer copias de la Solicitud de registro de votantes con el recibo adjunto: inglés y español (si tiene ciudadanos que desean llevar una solicitud con ellos, puede imprimirla aquí).

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  • Application for a Ballot by Mail English

    After filling out the application fully (don't forget box number and to sign) you will mail the application to

    Hardin County Elections Department

    P.O. Box 38

    Kountze, Texas 77625

    OR

    Hardin County Elections Department

    300 W. Monroe St. Suite B-110

    Kountze, Texas 77625

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the County Clerk's Office at (409) 246-5185

    Notice: To receive a ballot by mail you can apply every year in January. 

     

    CLICK HERE TO TRACK YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL

     

    Solicitud de boleta por correo en español

    Después de completar la solicitud por completo (no olvide la casilla número 4 y firmar), enviará la solicitud por correo a

    Oficina del secretario del condado de Hardin
    CORREOS. Recuadro 38
    Kountze, Texas 77625
    O
    Oficina del secretario del condado de Hardin
    300 W. Monroe St. Suite B-110
    Kountze, Texas 77625

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamar a la Oficina del Secretario del Condado al (409) 246-5185

    Aviso: Para recibir una boleta por correo, puede presentar una solicitud todos los años en enero.

     

    HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA SEGUIR SU BOLETA POR CORREO

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  • Verity Voting Systems - Ballot Marking Device

    Verity Touch Writer - Ballot Marking Device

    CURBSIDE VOTING: Curbside Voting Service is available during Early voting and Election Day, to any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place without the likelihood of needing personal assistance or injuring their health.

    Curbside Process

    1. There will be a space reserved for Curbside Voters and a sign with instructions in the parking spot.
    2. Voters will be qualified in the Poll Pad or on the combination form like he would if voting inside the polling place.
    3. A voter votes the ballot in private unless they need assistance. If a voter has an assistant, they must sign the Oath of assistance form if they are going to assist.
    4. A voter places the ballot into a secrecy envelope.
    5. The assistant or the poll worker deposits the ballot into the Verity Scan Unit.

    VOTACIÓN EN LA Acera: El servicio de votación en la acera está disponible durante la votación anticipada y el día de las elecciones para cualquier votante que no pueda físicamente ingresar al lugar de votación sin la probabilidad de necesitar asistencia personal o dañar su salud.

    Proceso en la acera

    1. Habrá un espacio reservado para los votantes en la acera y un cartel con instrucciones en el lugar de estacionamiento.
    2. Los votantes serán calificados en la plataforma electoral o en el formulario combinado como lo harían si votaran dentro del lugar de votación.
    3. Un votante vota la boleta en privado a menos que necesite ayuda. Si un votante tiene un asistente, debe firmar el formulario de juramento de asistencia si va a ayudar.
    4. Un votante coloca la boleta en un sobre secreto.
    5. El asistente o el trabajador electoral deposita la boleta en la Unidad de Escaneo Verity.

    Notice of Voting Order Priority for Voters with certain Disabilities. 

    Pursuant to Section 63.0015. Texas Election Code: An election officer shall give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs that person's ability to move around.

    • A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority. 
    • Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
    • Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge shall bring the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, forward to the front of the line.

    AVISO de PRIORIDAD de ORDEN de VOTACIÓN PARA VOTANTES CON CIERTAS DISCAPACIDADES

    De conformidad con la Sección 63.0015, Código Electoral de Texas: 
    Un oficial de elecciones debe dar prioridad de orden de votación a individuos con un problema de movilidad que dificulta sustancialmente la capacidad de la persona para moverse. 

    • Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.
    • Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonar, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de ayuda.
    • Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones debe llevar al votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, adelante al frente de la línea.

    Sec. 43.034.  ACCESSIBILITY OF POLLING PLACE TO THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL

    DISABILITIES.  (a)  Each polling place shall be accessible to and usable by the elderly and persons with physical disabilities. To be considered accessible, a polling place must meet the standards established under Article 9102, Revised Statutes, including the following standards:

    (1)  the polling place must be on the ground-level floor or be accessible from the ground-level floor by an elevator with doors that provide an opening of at least 36 inches in width;

    (2)  doors, entrances, and exits used to enter or leave the polling place must have a minimum width of 32 inches;

    (3)  any curb adjacent to the main entrance to a polling place must have curb cuts or temporary nonslip ramps;

    (4)  any stairs necessary to enter or leave the polling place must have a handrail on each side of the stairs and a nonslip ramp;  and

    (5)  the polling place may not have a barrier that impedes the path of a person with physical disabilities to the voting station.

    (b)  The commissioners court shall provide a polling place that complies with Subsection (a) in each county election precinct.  The site shall be made available for use as a polling place on every day that an election may be held within the precinct by any authority that holds elections.  The commissioners court may make expenditures from either the general fund or the permanent improvement fund to bring an existing county-owned site into compliance with Subsection (a).

    (c)  The governing body of each political subdivision that holds elections shall cooperate with the commissioners court in its respective county in implementing this section and is subject to the same requirements for compliance as prescribed by Subsection (b). If the authority holding an election rejects a county-designated polling place that is available and chooses to use a different site of its own designation, it shall provide a polling place that complies with Subsection (a) at its own expense.  A political party that is holding a primary election may not reject an available county-designated polling place without the prior consent of the secretary of state.

    Segundo. 43.034. ACCESIBILIDAD DEL LUGAR DE VOTACIÓN A LAS PERSONAS MAYORES Y CON DISCAPACIDAD FÍSICA

    DISCAPACIDADES. (a) Cada lugar de votación deberá ser accesible y utilizable por personas mayores y personas con discapacidades físicas. Para ser considerado accesible, un lugar de votación debe cumplir con los estándares establecidos en el Artículo 9102, Estatutos Revisados, incluyendo los siguientes estándares:

    (1) el lugar de votación debe estar en el nivel del suelo o ser accesible desde el nivel del suelo mediante un ascensor con puertas que proporcionen una abertura de al menos 36 pulgadas de ancho;

    (2) las puertas, entradas y salidas utilizadas para entrar o salir del lugar de votación deben tener un ancho mínimo de 32 pulgadas;

    (3) cualquier acera adyacente a la entrada principal de un lugar de votación debe tener cortes en la acera o rampas temporales antideslizantes;

    (4) cualquier escalera necesaria para entrar o salir del lugar de votación debe tener un pasamanos a cada lado de la escalera y una rampa antideslizante; y

    (5) el lugar de votación no podrá tener una barrera que impida el paso de una persona con discapacidad física hasta la mesa de votación.

    (b) El tribunal de comisionados deberá proporcionar un lugar de votación que cumpla con la Subsección (a) en cada distrito electoral del condado. El sitio estará disponible para su uso como lugar de votación todos los días en que cualquier autoridad que celebre elecciones pueda llevar a cabo una elección dentro del recinto. El tribunal de comisionados puede realizar gastos del fondo general o del fondo de mejora permanente para que un sitio existente propiedad del condado cumpla con la Subsección (a).

    (c) El órgano rector de cada subdivisión política que celebra elecciones cooperará con el tribunal de comisionados de su condado respectivo en la implementación de esta sección y está sujeto a los mismos requisitos de cumplimiento prescritos en la Subsección (b). Si la autoridad que celebra una elección rechaza un lugar de votación designado por el condado que esté disponible y elige utilizar un sitio diferente de su propia designación, deberá proporcionar un lugar de votación que cumpla con la Subsección (a) a su propio costo. Un partido político que esté celebrando una elección primaria no puede rechazar un lugar de votación disponible designado por el condado sin el consentimiento previo del secretario de estado.

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