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Administrative Duties Return to Harris County Clerk

The following press release regarding elections in Harris County was sent this week from the clerk's office:

Harris County Clerk Aiming for a Smooth Transition as Election Administrative Duties Return to Her Office

 (HOUSTON, TX) – Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth deputized election clerks this morning as one of her first calls of action as the County’s Chief Election Official to ensure a smooth transition and avoid any disruptions or delays in the ongoing work related to the conduct of the November 7, 2023 election. Texas Senate Bill 1750 went into effect today, abolishing the Election Administrator’s Office and returning election management to the County Clerk and voter registration to the Tax Assessor-Collector.

“Our office has entered a new, but familiar era, as we welcome the Elections Department back to the Harris County Clerk’s Office,” said Clerk Hudspeth. “Rest assured that while a change in leadership has occurred, the mission remains the same.”

Clerk Hudspeth’s objective is to conduct elections with a non-partisan spirit, provide all voters with the information, materials, and assistance needed to vote, and work to strengthen voters’ confidence in the election process in accordance with state and federal election guidelines.

“Many things have changed since election management duties were removed from the County Clerk’s Office three years ago. The voting equipment and the environment in which elections are conducted have changed,” added Clerk Hudspeth. “Together, we will build on any progress made and continue to address the challenges that remain to ensure the conduct of well-organized, transparent, and fair elections.”

Election information can be found at www.harrisvotes.com, for news and updates follow us on social media at @HarrisCoTxClerk and @HarrisVotes.

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