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Texas 2022 Elections

Texas Supreme Court ruling opens possibility that late Harris County ballots won’t be counted

After several Harris County polling places opened late, a state district judge ordered voting locations there to stay open until 8 p.m. But the state’s highest civil court blocked that ruling.

Evening voters cue up in a long line before polls close at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center in Houston on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2022.

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Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum announces to the media at the NRG Arena that voting will be extended an hour later to 8 p.m., on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2022. Tatum added votes cast after 7 p.m. will be provisional, and take longer to count.

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