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Today is last day for Bexar County Voter Registration

By Amanda Lozano

Today is the last chance to register to vote in Bexar County. If you haven’t already, here is a checklist of what you need to know and do.

The following information was provided by www.Bexar.org.

General information:

  • Your registration is effective 30 days after received or/on your 18th birthday.
  • If you move to another county, you have to re-register to vote in that county.
  • When going to polls to vote, present your voter registration card as proof.
  • Without a voter card, take another form of identification, and sign an affidavit to vote.
  • Automatically every two years, a new voter certificate will be mailed, if your address remains the same.

When applying for a voters registration card, proof of identity is required. These are acceptable forms of Identification:

  • U.S. Passport.
  • U.S. Citizenship certificate with voters photo.
  • U.S. military I.D card with voter’s photo.
  • Texas driver license issued by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
  • Texas personal I.D. card issued by DPS.
  • Texas concealed carry handgun license

Are you Eligible?

Being eligible to vote is the most important thing. Here is eligibility requirements:

  • United States Citizen
  • Legally registered to vote in Texas
  • At least 18 years on Election Day.
  • Not convicted of a Felony.
  • Not declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

First-Time Voters

First-time registering voters must provide a valid I.D with name and address.  If I.D isn’t shown, a letter requesting proof of identity is issued. Without its, bring a proper form of identification to vote.

The application to register can be found here.  

Update: Bexar County voters that use Google today will see a new form of public service announcement encouraging them to to join the political process, also reminding today is the last day to register to vote.

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Google is integrating itself into the political scene by making a more user-friendly approach and explanation to voters, making a what-could-be confusing and complex voting registration system—according to state guidelines— simpler to understand.

By Googling “register to vote,” the search engine will display the specific guidelines, requirements and information for how to register voters in their home state, whether in person or by mail.

This is what "how to register to vote" Google search looks like in Texas.
This is what “how to register to vote” Google search looks like in Texas.

About the Author

Amanda Lozano
Amanda Lozano
Editor
Amanda Lozano adores dogs, Chicano literature, fine food and drink. As Editor of The Mesquite, she sets the agenda for campus and community reporting at A&M-San Antonio. Lozano worked previously as a reporter and photographer at La Prensa Newspaper and wrote articles for other local publications including The Rivard Report and SAFlavor.com. When not being journalistic, she either performs in an all-female mariachi group or can be found pigging out at local mom-and-pop eateries.
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