The deadline for Texas Voter Registration is right around the corner, ending on October 5th.
Austin prides itself on being a community of active citizens, and we believe voting is a critical component in taking care of the city. In fact, the state of Texas as a whole is shattering records for the number of voters registered. But did you know 48.7% of the city of Austin didn’t vote in the 2016 general election? It’s true, and frankly we can and should do better than that. So Shock the Vote ATX is going to give you the skinny on how to get registered and make a difference this election.
Step One: Are you registered?
The first step to represent Austin in this year’s election is to make sure you are registered. You can use this helpful site from the Secretary of State to check if you’re already registered. It’s always a good idea to double check as the deadline approaches, and we did it!
If you’re registered, virtual high five! Make sure you study up on all the local and national candidates and ballot measures. Vote411.org from the League of Women Voters is a great resource in that regard.
Step Two: So, you’re not registered yet...
Good news, there’s still time! If you still need to register, there are a few options available. Travis County has set up a drive-thru voter registration office in East Austin, at 4705 Heflin Lane, where you can register in-p