National Voter Registration Day


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Emily Walker, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Voting is part of our civic duty, something expected of all Americans. Today is national register to vote day! So we encourage everyone who is eligible to register!

In Texas, you must meet certain requirements in order to vote. So who can vote?
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made
be at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
not be a convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation or be pardoned
have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law

Registering to vote is simple. You can do it one of three ways. Printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, fill it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. Lastly, you can register online (it is 2018 after all). For online registration at Rock The Vote.

So are you eligible? Want to make sure? Maybe you want to change your party or address. Make sure your voice is heard! VOTE!

The deadline to register is fastly approaching- Tuesday, October 9