In response to concerns from the public and to various erroneous emails that are circulating, that while ongoing litigation regarding state redistricting plans has delayed the mailing of voter registration certificate renewals, the expiration of voter registration cards on December 31, 2011 will not prevent citizens from voting in upcoming elections.
The Texas Secretary of State’s Office has issued this additional information: As a result of ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registration certificates is delayed. The expiration of your old voter registration certificate on December 31 does not invalidate your voter registration.
• If you do not have any changes to your voter registration (i.e., you haven’t moved or changed your name), no action is needed at this time.
• If you remain in your county of registration but have changed your residence address or name, you will need to submit your updated information to your county voter registrar and your new voter registration certificate will be mailed to you from your county voter registrar.
• If you have changed your residence address to a new county, you will need to submit a new voter registration application no later than the 30th day before Election Day.
• If you are not sure where you are registered, you can check online at www.votetexas.gov/register_to_vote.html
Once the court approves interim redistricting maps and counties have the opportunity to finalize precinct lines, the county will issue new voter registration certificates.
In addition, Blanco County voters can expect their new yellow cards before the 2012 primary elections, which are not yet set. They will be valid through December 31, 2013.
For questions about the renewal process or to register to vote, contact the Blanco County Voter Registration Office at 830-868-7178.