Mayor's Office Press Release

Statement from Mayor Turner on Federal Court's Decision Upholding Drive-Thru Voting

November 2, 2020 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner today released the following statement following a decision by U.S. Federal District Judge Andew Hanen on drive-thru voting:

"The right of people to vote is sacred. Once individuals have cast their vote in a process set up by Harris County, approved by the Texas Secretary of State and affirmed by the Texas Supreme Court, it would have been devastating for a federal judge to toss out even one ballot, let alone 127,000 votes.

"The fact that a specific group sought to suppress and void these ballots is unconscionable. I am glad the federal judge said no.

"These frivolous, divisive, and suppressive attempts to thwart people's right to vote must stop. The individuals cast their ballot at one of the 10 safe, secure, and legal drive-through voting locations throughout Harris County.

"I encourage those who have not voted to exercise their right by using their voice and their vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3."