To Vote is to Exist: How to Register to Vote in Texas
As our country moves forward during incredibly tough times, we must now ask ourselves, what can we do to continue to voice our opinions and make a difference? Posting to social media, joining peaceful protests, and calling those in positions in power are helpful ways to spread the word and make your voice heard, but there is one powerful tool you must remember to use…voting.
Voting is a huge part of creating a better future for our country. No matter your position, voting is your right and should be something you are proud to participate in.
Speaking out is even more powerful when you back up your works by casting your vote. If you are not registered to vote, YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE by June 15th to be able to vote for the 2020 primary election.
According to VoteTexas.gov, In order to be eligible to vote:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
- You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
- You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
Even military and overseas ballots are allowed, so to learn more on how to receive one, watch this video below:
For those with disabilities, the Texas government offers help for those to cast their vote in a convenient way, right here.
So many people have fought and sacrificed for the right to vote, so it is only right to not let their fight or sacrifices be in vain. Register today and help make a better tomorrow.