National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Today is the day to make sure you are registered to vote at your current address, and that all your friends are too.

There’s an election in Texas on November 5th, 2013. Thirteen days from now, Monday October 7th, is the last day to register to vote for this election.

Click here to update your registration with a new address or help your friends get registered to vote online.

In November, Texans will vote on amendments to the Texas constitution — amendments previously passed by the Texas legislature, like providing tax exceptions for the family members of our military heroes, and setting priorities for how Texas funds projects that provide water to rural Texas communities. Plus, there’s a special election in House District 50 in Travis County.

My staff has put together a guide to help you learn more about the 2013 election, Voter ID and registering to vote. Read more and then share this resource in your community.

The Texas Democratic Party doesn’t take an official position on these amendments to our constitution, but we do encourage you to vote — and make sure everyone you know is registered to vote too!

Texas is dead last in voter turnout at the polls in this country, and Republicans have worked to make it even harder for voters by passing laws that require Texas voters to show photo identification at polling places in order to vote.

Our low participation in elections means that in many places we’re not represented by elected officials who fight for our families and our values. Texas isn’t a red state — it’s a non-voting state. And the Texas Democratic Party pledges to dedicate as many resources as possible to change that by 2014.

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day, spend some time today sharing information about the 2013 election, getting the facts out about Voter ID, and encouraging others to get registered.

Gilberto Hinojosa
Chair, Texas Democratic Party

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