Voter Registration Deadline: October 9

Voter Registration Deadline: October 9

Local voter registration volunteer JoAn Reames (pictured above) shouldn’t like politics as much as she does. When the District 6 League of Women Voters activist was a young girl in Kansas, she lived in a house divided. “We always hated presidential years, because Mom was a Republican and Daddy was a Democrat,” she laughs. “Mother and dad were always involved in some way or another.” These days, JoAn carries the torch, volunteering her time and making sure folks get registered to vote.

Here is some handy info that JoAn (and our office) would like you to know about:

IMPORTANT DATES

• Tuesday, September 25 is National Voter Registration Day
• Tuesday, October 9
is the Last Day to Register to Vote
• Monday, October 22 is the First Day of Early Voting
• Friday, November 2 is the Last Day of Early Voting
• Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!

EVENTS

League of Women Voters – Austin Area: 2018 Fall Kick-off Meeting
Fake or Fact?: How to Know What’s True in the News
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin
2405 Robert Dedman Drive, E4302, Austin
Everyone is welcome and admission is free!

Northwest Austin Coalition: Bottom of the Ballot
12 Ballot Props You’ll See in November
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library
8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin
Admission is free; please RSVP on Facebook

Our ATXD6.org Event Calendar will be filling with other voter registration and election opportunities between now and Election Day.

Also, the League of Women Voters will bring their First Vote program to area schools. Tell your High Schooler to keep an eye out for these and other Voter Reg events!

HANDY RESOURCES

First things first: October 9, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 election.
And Early Voting begins: Monday, October 22, 2018!

All counties in Texas are subject to the new regulations. Check the Voter ID regulations here.
Check these other handy resources to guarantee a smooth operation when you go to cast your ballot!

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION

It’s important to check to make sure that your eligibility to vote is sorted before the deadline to register.
Travis County residents
may look up their registration, print a sample ballot, find an Election Day polling place, view wait times, and answer a slew of other questions at: www.VoteTravis.com

Can’t find a Voter Registration Card?
• Check the locations of any of these Local Voter Registration Partners.
• Request an application from the Texas Secretary of State.
• Visit any Austin Public Library, U.S. Post Office, Department of Public Safety, Department of Human Services or Department of Health located in Travis County.

Be sure to check do a Voter Search to see if you are properly registered in Travis County with your current address.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION

It’s important to check to make sure that your eligibility to vote is sorted before the deadline to register.
Williamson County residents may look up their registration, print a sample ballot, find an Election Day polling place, and learn more information at: The Williamson County Election Page.

Check out the Early Voting Locations page.

Can’t find a Voter Registration Card?
• Request an application from the Texas Secretary of State.
• Visit any Public Library, U.S. Post Office, Department of Public Safety, Department of Human Services or Department of Health office

Be sure to check do a Voter Search to see if you are properly registered in Williamson County with your current address.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS NON-PARTISAN INFO

Be sure to take advantage of all the generous information provided by:
• The League of Women Voters – Texas
• The League of Women Voters – Austin Area
• The local Facebook Page
• And the handy Voter Guide.

And in the meanwhile, JoAn and all the other dedicated volunteers at the League of Women Voters, locally and across the nation, will be scurrying around making sure that everyone who wants to take part and vote is signed up and ready to go by Election Day. It thrills her to see young folks, especially, take a keen interest in the process of democracy.

“We take our First Vote program into area high schools and bring Travis County voting machines to show and tell. The kids get to learn how to work the machine and vote. They genuinely get so excited!” she says with a smile… And that makes her love politics even more.