Many Houstonians who’ve been forced to live in hotels or an Airbnb since their home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey may find out online that their voter registration has been suspended. But that won’t stop displaced residents from being able to vote in the March primaries. “Absolutely, they can still vote,” said Sue Hastings, Manager of Voter Registration at the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office.
State law requires the county to mail new voter registration cards every two years. But if the post office can’t deliver the card, the registration is automatically suspended.
“That is in the Texas Election Code, that a voter registration certificate is not to be forwarded if it can’t be delivered to the address on the certificate,” said Hastings.