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Let's talk about voting in TX in 2018 (a thread)...
Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Find out @TXsecofstate : teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
IF any of these things have changed since you last voted:

1) Address change (moved to another county), THEN re-register to vote.
2) Name change or address change (within the same county as current registration), THEN update your information here: txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/sos/SOS…
Are you eligible to register to vote? Requirements in TX:
-US citizen;
-Resident of the county where you submit the application;
-Age 18 on Election Day;
-Not a convicted felon*;
-Not declared by court to be totally mentally incapacitated (or partially w/o right to vote).
Register to vote!

Apps avail at these locations:
-County Voter Registrars
-Dept Public Safety
-TX Secretary of State
-USPOs
-Libraries ❤️
-high schools
- vote.org
- register2vote.org
- webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp

Last day to register: 09 OCT 2018!
Unfortunately, TX requires these so-called "acceptable" forms of ID in order to vote:

TX Driver's License
TX Election ID Cert (DPS)
TX Personal ID (DPS)
TX Handgun License
US miitary ID w/photo
US Citizenship Cert w/photo
US Passport

More info here: votetexas.gov/register-to-vo…
After you've registered, build your ballot with @LWVTexas : vote411.org
Vote early, if possible. The first day of early voting in person is 22 October 2018 and the last day is 02 November 2018
Vote by mail (early) if you are:
- 65/older;
- disabled;
- out of the county on election day AND during early voting;
- in jail, but otherwise eligible.

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is 26 OCT 2018 (received)

Apply for a ballot here: sos.state.tx.us/elections/vote…
If you are convicted of a felony, you are ineligible to vote ONLY while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation.

Your voting rights will be automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote!
ALL polling places in TX must be accessible.

If you are disabled, find info on alternative voting options, guide to polling place accessibility, and other voting resources @DisRightsTX:

disabilityrightstx.org/resources/voti…
If you are homeless, you can register to vote.

Find more information/FAQs @Ntl_Homeless: nationalhomeless.org/campaigns/voti…
TX military and overseas voters can find information here: votetexas.gov/military-overs…
Domestic violence survivors can find information on confidential voter programs by contacting your local elections officials.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence @nnedv has a state-by-state list of address confidentiality programs here: nnedv.org/mdocs-posts/st…
Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) and help other TX residents register to vote: sos.state.tx.us/elections/pamp…
Remember these dates and deadlines:

- National voter registration day: 25 SEP 2018
- Register to vote by: 09 OCT 2018
- Early voting: 22 OCT 2018 - 02 NOV 2018
- General election: 06 NOV 2018
If you encounter any problems, contact Election Protection Hotline at:

(866) OUR-VOTE or (866) 687-8683
866ourvote.org
Follow:

@VoteTexas
@npvote (Met them in BOS)
@hiphopcaucus (Respect My Vote campaign)
@866ourvote (Nonpartisan election assistance and protection resources)
@votolatino (Leading Latino voter org + national organizer of National Voter Registration Day)
More:

@LWVTexas (Nonpartisan. Tons of resources, including kits for educators)
@CampusVote (Student resources)
@TXEdVote (Creates a culture of voting in TX school districts)
@VoteRiders (Helps citizens get ID req'd to vote)
@indivisibleATX (Added as pt of personal privilege)
Please do add additional resources in the replies!

#GOTV #gotvyall #BeATexasVoter
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