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County sets voter registration record

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Tai Moses

Travis County’s army of volunteer deputy registrars have been out in the community working nonstop at getting people registered to vote, and all that hard work and dedication has paid off – the county reached 800,000 voters on Tuesday. That’s the “highest number of registered voters ever in Travis County and means 93.5 percent of all eligible voters registered to vote,” said Bruce Elfant, the county voter registrar and tax assessor-collector, in a press release announcing the milestone. Monday, Oct. 7, is the last day you can register to vote for the Nov. 5 general election, and early voting begins Oct. 21. And of course, the presidential election is next year. “If you are registered to vote, you need to use it, showing local officials that you are committed to exercising your civic duty in every election,” Elfant said. Though the county reached its goal of 800,000, they’re not stopping now: Elfant says the county’s 3,000 volunteer registrars will continue to register eligible voters. You may confirm your voter registration and find info about upcoming elections and polling places at VoteTravis.com.

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