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Voter registration parties seek guests and hosts

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The Great Travis County Voter Registration Challenge shifts into full gear in September with voter registration activities taking place all throughout the month. Schools will kick off the activities during Week 1 (Education Week), followed in Week 2 by local businesses and government agencies (Civic Week), nonprofits and individuals in Week 3 (Community Week) and faith communities in Week 4 (Houses of Worship Week). The Travis County Tax Office is encouraging people to join in on hosting events during this time. To do so, email the tax office at Tax_Office@TravisCountyTX.gov. The tax office is also providing volunteer deputy registrar training for groups of 10 or more. The goal of the Voter Registration Challenge, which launched in August, is to register 90 percent of the county’s eligible voters in one year. If successful, the drive will add about 100,000 new voters to the county’s registration roll. Anyone wishing to register but hoping to skip the hoopla can also use the county’s Text2Register service: Text “Register” to 48683 (I Vote) to receive a postage-paid voter registration application. For more information, visit the Travis County Tax Office website.

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