FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2012
(AUSTIN) — Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November elections, Senator Judith Zaffirini reminded Texans today (Monday).
"It is critical that eligible Texans register to vote before the fast-approaching Oct. 9 deadline," Senator Zaffirini said. "Every vote will make a difference in the important local, state and federal elections that will be decided in November."
Early voting begins on Monday, Oct. 22, and ends on Friday, Nov. 2. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Qualified voters are U.S. citizens who will be 18 by election day; residents of the county in which they register; not convicted felons (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole); and not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.
Voter registration applications are available at local voter registration offices and many post offices, libraries, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Human Services offices and the Texas Secretary of State's website, www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml.
Texans who want to find out if they are already registered should visit http://votetexas.gov/. Voters who haven't received their voter registration cards or who need to change names or addresses also should contact their local voter registrars.
Constituents with questions or concerns about voting should call their local voter registrar or the Texas Secretary of State's Office at 800/252-VOTE.
SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI, D-Laredo, represents Senate District 21 in the Texas Senate. A champion for voting rights, she urges all eligible Texans to register to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 9, for the presidential, Congressional, state and local elections that will be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 6.