On October 13, 1845 the voters of Texas approved annexation by a popular vote of 4254 for to 257 against and ratified this constitution by 4174 for to 312 against. It was reported voter turn out was very light, but there was a vote by the people of Texas on statehood.
"On April 21, 1845, the citizens of Houston expressed their ardent wish for annexation by assembling at the Presbyterian Church, passing resolutions in its favor, and recommending "the several counties in the Republic to meet in primary assemblies to express their will on the subject, and to take such measures to accomplish the matter as they may deem most advisable."
"The following statement in regard to the number of votes cast at this period, undoubtedly one of absorbing interest, affords a very slight, uncertain basis for computing the citizenship of the county seat and county: "In the presidential election of 1844, Harris County cast 686 votes, and in the election of delegates to the convention of 1845, 734 votes, of which 469 were polled in Houston." The same authority gives the following figures on the vote upon the adoption of the constitution framed by the convention mentioned above, together with the question of annexation. This vote, which was taken in Harris County on October 13, 1845, stood "For Annexation," 324, of which 241 votes were cast in Houston; "Against Annexation," 50, of which 44 were cast in Houston; "For the Constitution," 299; "Against the Constitution," 68. The Telegraph and Texas Register states that very little interest was manifested, as an impression seemed to prevail that a large majority would be given for the Constitution and annexation, and many voters neglected to attend the polls."
"Burke's Texas Almanac, 1879, 88-90.
"A Treatise on Constitutional Conventions By John Franklin Jameson, John Alexander Jameson, 1887"
"Southwestern Historical Quarterly By Texas State Historical Association, University of Texas at Austin. Center for Studies in Texas History" 1916