Make sure you’re registered to vote leading up to May 7 elections

A person's feet form a "V" and "O-T-E" is spelled out in chalk on the sidewalk next to them.

Many communities across Texas will hold local elections—including for school boards—on May 7. But all registered Texans will have a choice to vote on two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that adjust property tax homestead exemptions and rates.

Many Houston and Harris County residents will also get to vote on the vacant House District 147 seat, which was held by Rep. Garnet Coleman, who retired. Democrats Danielle Keys Bess and Jolanda Jones are running for the spot. Both also are headed to a May 24 runoff to decide who gets to run for the Democrats in the November General Election.

Thursday, April 7, is the last day to register to vote for the May 7 elections. Early voting runs from Monday, April 25, to Tuesday, May 3. If you need to register to vote, you can get that done here. For those already registered, check your status to make sure information is correct and up to date here. If you have moved to a new county, you must complet a new registration. If you moved to a different address in the same county, you can update your record here.