AUSTIN –Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is reminding Texans that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election is Monday, October 6. Texans who have yet to register may obtain an application from their county elections offices, many post offices, libraries, or from the VOTEXAS website at: www.VOTEXAS.org.
“Registration is easy and accessible for Texas voters,” said Andrade. “I hope every eligible Texan will register to vote and then exercise their right to cast a ballot on Election Day.”
There are currently more than 13.2 million registered voters in Texas, accounting for an estimated 75% of the total voting age population Since the March primaries, total registration has grown by nearly half a million individuals.
“We can feel a lot of energy surrounding this election and expect to see a larger voter turnout than we’ve seen in recent elections,” added Andrade. “My office is committed to fair and credible elections that all Texans can be proud of.”
With a larger turnout expected during this election season, Secretary Andrade is encouraging Texas voters to take advantage of the early voting period which takes place from Oct. 20 – 31. During early voting, a voter may vote at any early voting location within their county.
Texas residents are eligible to vote if they are a United States citizen, at least 18 years old on Election day, not a convicted felon (unless sentence, probation, and/or parole have been completed), and not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.