Voter registration deadline next week

With the registration deadline to vote in the upcoming March 4 Primary Elections fast- approaching, the Secretary of State’s Office has launched a new web tool which enables Texans to check their registration status online. The new ‘Online Voter Central’ web portal also allows individuals to determine their polling place as Election Day nears and provides contact information for local county voter registration officials. ‘We are doing our part to ensure that voters are prepared and fully-equipped when they show up to vote on Election Day,’ said Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson. ‘Now, Texans can check their registration status from their computers in plenty of time to address any possible issues before the registration deadline on February 4.’ With the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system (TEAM), the Secretary of State’s Office now maintains a, ‘uniform, official, centralized, interactive, computerized statewide voter registration list,’ as mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Texans who registered to vote using their driver license will be able to check their status using their driver license number. All other Texans can enter their Voter Unique Identifier (VUID) found on their voter registration card to check their voting status and find polling locations. ‘As we begin a busy 2008 election season, I hope all Texans will recognize their rights and duties to head to the polls on Election Day,’ added Wilson. ‘We are faced with some important decisions as we determine new leaders for our nation and our state and my office is committed to making the elections process accessible and easy for Texans in every region of the Lone Star State.’ The deadline to register to vote in the March 4 Primary Elections is Monday, Feb. 4. Early voting for the Primary will be from Feb. 19-29. Voter registration applications are available on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.tx.us as well as the McCulloch County Tax Assessor’s office located at 302 W. Commerce in Brady. For more information, contact the local office at 597-7607.

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