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High school seniors get out the vote with #D6Votes

Friday, September 27, 2019 by Tai Moses

Who better to engage young people in the act of voting than other young people? Texas has a state law requiring high schools to distribute voter registration forms, but not all schools comply with the law. So District 6 is out to show them how it should be done. High school seniors from two District 6 schools – Westwood High and McNeil High – will be holding a pair of voter pep rallies to welcome new voters, help with registration, explain how the new touch-screen voting machines work, discuss voter ID laws, and generally ramp up some enthusiasm for doing our civic duty. District 6 Council Member Jimmy Flannigan will be on hand, along with Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, Williamson County Commissioner Terry Cook, a number of Texas House reps, and representatives from the League of Women Voters. Friday, Sept. 27, 10:35 a.m., McNeil High School, 5720 McNeil Drive; and Friday, Oct. 4, 10:34 a.m., Westwood High School, 12400 Mellow Meadow Drive.

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