The extended race for City Hall will end in mid-December.
Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman, who administers elections in Greater Houston, has announced voting dates for the runoff election for Houston mayor, 12 seats on the Houston City Council and trustee positions for Houston ISD and Houston Community College. The runoff will end Saturday, Dec. 14, when polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and Houston voters have multiple opportunities to cast ballots before then.
Early voting will begin Nov. 27 and resume Dec. 2-7, with polls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Early voting will resume Dec. 8 from 1-6 p.m. and conclude Dec. 9-10 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The last day to register to vote in the runoff is Thursday, Nov. 14. The last day to apply for ballots by mail is Dec. 3.
In the mayoral race, incumbent Sylvester Turner will try to hold off challenger Tony Buzbee. Turner received 46.4 percent of the vote on Nov. 5, when 240,300 ballots were cast, while Buzbee received 28.9 percent.
The races for all three city council seats in the area also remain undecided. Amy Peck and George Harry Zoes will compete in a runoff in District A, Abbie Kamin and Shelley Kennedy are the runoff candidates in District C and District H council member Karla Cisneros is in a runoff against Isabel Longoria.
One of two HISD board positions that serves area schools, District II, also will be decided by a runoff. Katherine Blueford-Daniels was the leading vote-getter Nov. 5, appearing on 42.5 percent of the ballots cast, while John Curtis Gibbs also made the runoff after receiving 21.6 percent of the vote.
A runoff date has yet to be announced for the special election for the District 148 seat in the Texas House of Representatives. Vying to replace the retired Jessica Farrar are Democrat Anna Eastman, who led the 15-candidate field by receiving 20.3 percent of the vote earlier this month, and Republican Luis La Rotta.
For more information, visit harrisvotes.com.