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Deadline Approaching to Register to Vote in Nov. 6 Election | InstantNewsWestU.com

Deadline Approaching to Register to Vote in Nov. 6 Election

September 13, 2012

With the Nov. 6 election quickly approaching, Harris County Voter Registrar Don Sumners is reminding residents that time is running out to register to vote.

The deadline to register for the Nov. 6 presidential election is Oct. 9.

State law requires voters to be registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election date.

To be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 election, a completed voter registration application must be delivered to any tax office branch location before 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, or mailed with a U.S. Postal Service postmark date of no later than Oct. 9.

“There are many, many reasons to vote in this election, but you first have to register if you haven’t done it already,” Sumners said. “There will be candidates for offices ranging from president to constable on this ballot, plus several bond issues including City of Houston bonds, Houston Independent School District bonds and Houston Community College bonds, plus a referendum on how Metro spends its sales tax money.”

If you need to register to vote, update your address or make a name change, you can obtain a voter registration application at www.hcvoter.net or at any tax office branch location and City of Houston community and health centers.

You can also check to see if you are already registered at www.hcvoter.net.

Applicants may register to vote if they:

  • Are a U.S. citizen, and
  • Are at least 17 years, 10 months of age (to vote, you must be 18), and
  • Are a resident of Harris County, and
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony, (unless they have completed all punishment including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or have been pardoned); and
  • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

For more information, please contact the Harris County Tax Office Voter Registration Department at 713-368-VOTE (8683).

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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