Politics
6:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Register To Vote Today, Or Sit Out In November

Today is the deadline to register to vote in next month’s presidential election. You’ll have to find a stamp to mail the application by midnight.

Rich Parsons, with the Texas Secretary of State’s office says online voter registration is not an option for procrastinators. There is no online voter registration in Texas. But you may print out a voter registration application, fill it out, sign it, and mail to your county elections, or registrar’s office today. The Secretary of State’s website also provides the address of all the county registrars.

“We also have a feature on our website, at votetexas.gov, some folks may not recall if they are registered” said Parsons. “ You can go online and find out if you are registered to vote.”

On Election Day, you will not be required to show a photo ID in additional to your registration card. The state’s photo ID law is on hold because of a court challenge.

“Photo ID is not required in this fall’s election,” said Parson. And we encourage people to take their voter registration card, signed. If you don’t have that, then there’s a list of other ID that’s acceptable at texasvotes.gov. But photo ID is not required this election.”

Parsons encourages Texans to make the effort and register to vote. More than five million state residents of voting age are not registered.