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Emanu El Votes

EE Votes

EEVotes is a nonpartisan civic engagement initiative with a goal of making Emanu El a 100% voting congregation in all elections.

Why EE Votes?

We live in a democracy, and our democracy is strongest when everyone participates. As Americans and as Jews, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to make our voices heard. Throughout Jewish history, our rabbis and sages have framed voting as more than just a civic duty. Voting is a mitzvah, a sacred obligation.

Emanu El is virtually 100% registered to vote. But registering to vote is only half of the commitment, half of the opportunity, and half of the mitzvah. We must cast our ballots for our voices to be heard. So, while the goal of EE Votes is 100% voter turnout for our congregation, our mission is to make it as easy as possible to reach that goal.

Take the Pledge & Make a Plan

Please take a moment to pledge to vote and tell us your voting plan. We’ll send you a reminder with your voting plan.




VOTE411 is a project of the League of Women Voters that serves millions of voters every election as a trusted source of objective and nonpartisan election information. You can register to vote, verify voter registration, find polling places, what’s on a ballot and more voting information on VOTE411.org before heading to the polls.

2022 Important Voting Deadlines

Vote by Mail

As a Texan, you can vote by mail if you are over 65, sick or disabled, or if you will be out of the county during the entire election period (October 24 – November 8, 2022). Anyone in these categories may apply to vote by mail, but you must re-apply each calendar year. If you voted by mail in 2020 and would like to do so again this year, you must re-apply.

Voting by mail allows you to fill out your ballot in your own time and from the comfort of your home. However, voting by mail can be complicated under Texas law, so be ready to follow detailed instructions and comply with strict deadlines for mailing your application and ballot on time.

Click here for detailed information about the qualifications/requirements for voting by mail and how to do it.

Vote By Mail

Below are two helpful videos from the Harris County Elections office on preparing to vote by mail and mail ballot envelope requirements.

Preparing to Vote by Mail

Mail Ballot Envelope Requirements

In-Person Voting

Harris County voters can vote at any Harris County polling place during both early voting and on Election Day. If you are going to vote in person, we strongly encourage you to vote early, when lines are typically much shorter. The lines tend to be longer on the first and last days of early voting, but they are still shorter than election day. Harris county voters can get live information about line times at harrisvotes.com.

Vote at Emanu El or at Locations Near Your Home

On Election Day only, Congregation Emanu El will be a polling location. While we encourage you to vote early, if you decide to vote on election day, Congregation Emanu El will be available to you. Click here for information on:

Curbside Voting

Voting curbside allows you to vote without getting out of your car. An election judge will bring a voting machine to the car. No one is allowed to ask why you need to vote from your car. Curbside voting is available at all polling locations during early vote (October 24 – November 4) and on election day (November 8). Emanu El is an election day polling location where you can vote curbside with confidence. If you need a ride to the polling place, email EE Votes at eevotes@emanuelhouston.org and we will try to help.

Verify or Update Your Voter Registration

Click here to verify that you are registered to vote and to update information on you voter registration card including your address.

Have a voting question that isn’t answered here?

Visit Vote411 or contact EE Votes via email at eevotes@emanuelhouston.org.

Click the links below to visit your county’s election site:

Need a Ride to Vote?

Rideshare2Vote Aware is a nonpartisan nonprofit that offers free, safe round-trip rides to polls for voters including those who need a wheelchair van. Rides are available to the polls during the last week of early voting and on election day.

Click here to register for a ride or call their toll-free number at 888.858.3421.

Volunteer with EEVotes

Join the EE Votes team and volunteer to communicate with congregants about voting, welcome participants to the EEVotes Expo during a Yom Kippur afternoon session.

Contact EE Votes via email with questions or to get involved at eevotes@emanuelhouston.org.

EE Votes Steering Committee

Sydney Greenblatt – Co-Chair
Marlene Rubin – Co-Chair

Rabbi Josh Fixler

Melissa Carson
Judy Feder
Aliza Geretz
Elaine Klein
Sarah Labowitz
Jennifer Reichek
Randi Sonenshein