Only the Toyota Center will be available for drive-thru voting in Harris County on Election Day, County Clerk Chris Collins said late Monday, eliminating nine other drive-thru options for voters to cast their ballots just hours before the polls open. Nearly 127,000 Harris County voters cast drive-thru ballots during the early voting period at 10 polling sites across the county, a safer option for some voters during the coronavirus pandemic. Collins decided to close most of the drive-thru options on Election Day because of continued legal challenges from a conservative activist and three Republican candidates for office. A federal judge earlier Monday denied that group’s attempt to have the drive-thru ballots cast during early voting tossed out, but continued to file appellate challenges over drive-thru voting late Monday. This is a developing story and will continue to be updated.

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