Texas Woman’s University has joined the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a commitment to full student voter registration and participation in all elections.
It’s not just important for students, though: The most important thing each of us can do to ensure that democracy survives and thrives is to vote.
First, you have to register to vote with local election authorities. In Texas, you’re eligible to vote if:
- You are a U.S. citizen
- You are a resident of Texas
- You are age 18 or older
There are two easy ways to register online:
At TurboVote, you not only can fill out a voter registration form, but also receive election reminders and apply for your absentee ballot. After you fill out the form, you may either have it mailed to you or print it out, then turn in or mail your registered voter form at the following locations:
Denton County Elections Administration
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101
Denton, TX 76208
Dallas County Elections Department
1520 Round Table Drive
Dallas, TX 75247
Harris County Tax Office
1001 Preston St.
Houston, TX 77002
Registration also is available at www.register2vote.org. Complete and submit the online form. You’ll be mailed a form populated with your information and a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope. Sign and date your application, put it in the envelope provided, and put it in the mail. Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by Oct. 5 in order to vote in the Nov. 3 election.
When voting, keep in mind that while the presidential election gets most of the attention, many of the decisions that most greatly affect your daily life are made at the state and local levels. Find out who represents you, then find out more about those candidates and their positions on the issues you care about. Then go vote.