A new school year started today.
- Did you get your season football tickets? Check.
- Did you get your textbooks, (second priority)? Check.
- Did you get registered to vote? Did you really? Are you sure? Is it up-to-date?
Y’all, this is a critical election season for students. We need to elect state legislators who will fight against further cuts to our treasured university. It is our responsibility to support a President who protected us from interest rates on subsidized student loan from doubling. DREAMers are counting on us to perform a civic duty which they cannot do themselves – vote.
Thanks to groups such as Student Government’s Hook the Vote, UT Votes and the University Democrats, the process is easy and hassle-free. All you need to do is take the two minutes to stop and chat with them on the West Mall. They will be more than happy to help you become a civic-minded student. Together, we will truly change the world.
- The deadline to register to vote or update your address for this election is October 6, so don’t procrastinate.
- Election Day is November 6, but you can vote early in the FAC starting October 22 through November 2.
- Interested in voting back home by mail? (Texas) Click here.
A friendly reminder from the Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office:
AUSTIN, Texas — As students begin the fall semester at local universities, they have a choice to make about where to register to vote. Students who would like to cast a ballot in Travis County on Election Day must register at their new address by submitting a voter registration application to the Travis County Registrar. The deadline for the November 6 Presidential Election is Tuesday, October 9, 2012. If a student prefers to be registered using a parent’s permanent address in another county or state, they must contact that county’s current election administrator about registration requirements and the absentee ballot process there.
“Everyone is busy moving, unpacking, and starting classes, but with the upcoming deadline there is no time to delay,” said Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar, Tina Morton. “We are challenging students to register themselves and help two other citizens register to vote.”
It is easy to participate in the U+2 campaign by picking up a few extra voter registration applications or including a link to the printable application in an e-mail, text, tweet, or Facebook post. If you are new to Travis County or you have moved since the last time you voted, you must update your voter registration record by the deadline. Travis County voters can review their current voter registration record online at www.traviscountytax.org, or contact the Voter Registrar’s office by telephone at (512) 854-9473.
How can you register or make changes to your voter registration?
- Come in person to one of the five tax office locations during business hours. Find maps and driving directions to all of our locations at www.traviscountytax.org.
- Mail an application and make sure the US postmark shows Tuesday, October 9th OR EARLIER. Find applications at area post offices, libraries or at www.traviscountytax.org
- Go online to update your name or address if you have moved within Travis County.
For questions about your voter registration status, registering for the first time or updating an existing voter registration record, early voting locations or Election Day polling places, please visit www.traviscountytax.org or call (512) 854-9473.