Texas voting registration deadline approaching

first_imgTwitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Zaed Yousuf Live results: Super Tuesday Twitter ReddIt + posts Zaed is a senior Business Information Systems and Journalism double major from Madison, Mississippi and is currently the executive editor of Politifrog. Outside the classroom he enjoys spending time with friends, arguing about college football, and attending every TCU sporting event possible. Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Gov. Abbott announces new limits to ballot drop-off sites Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur Karina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state Legislature. Among the hurdles they’ll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation’s toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (AP Photo/LM Otero) What we’re reading: Backyard shooting, Hong Kong protests, Trump considers testifying Linkedin Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Facebook What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Facebook ReddIt Previous articleThe Skiff: Jan. 30, 2020Next articleWhat we’re reading: Trump signs USMCA; Brexit backed by Parliament Zaed Yousuf RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ printKarina Shumate, 21, a college student studying stenography, fills out a voter registration form in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The deadline to register to vote is coming up for Texas voters. Voters must register by Feb. 3 and can do so by visiting the Vote Texas website and filling out an application. The deadline for absentee ballot applications is Feb. 21 and can be found here. “We’re registering as many people as possible in hopes they will vote,” said Carol Donovan, the chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party. “We just simply asked people to register to vote, and people who hadn’t registered were very excited about registering.”In 2018, only 57% of registered voters in Tarrant County cast their ballot. Both parties are hoping for an increased turnout in March. Voter turnout in Texas has been increasing every cycle. A record 16 million voters are registered for the upcoming election, with 1 million registered in Tarrant County. TCU students and faculty who are registered to vote in Tarrant Country will be able to cast their ballots at the Brown-Lupton University Union, as long as they have valid photo identification. “Being able to vote on campus makes student voting easy and accessible and can raise voter turnout for the area,” said junior political science student Jordan Varat. Before coming to the polls, Texas residents can visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website and confirm their registration status by providing either their name and county or driver’s license number and date of birth. Early voting will begin Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will last until Feb. 28. Texas, as well as 14 other states, will hold primary elections on Super Tuesday, March 3. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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