2012 Presidential Election
7:08 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Texas' Voter Registration Deadline is Today - Here's What You Need to Know

Today is the last day in Texas to register to vote in the November election.

In Travis County, you can apply in person at any of the five tax office locations. Or you can mail in your completed form. It must be postmarked by today.

You can find voter registration forms at libraries, post offices and some grocery stores. And Thundercloud Subs is offering voter registration at all of its Austin locations today. You can also complete and print off a voter registration form online.

If you've moved within the same county, you can update your information online without mailing in a new form—the deadline to update your address is also today.

Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade says her office has been getting out voter registration information via social media but she says they’re also relying on old-fashioned word of mouth.

“It’s very important for us to share this information with our family and with our friends," Andrade says. "People are always asking each other ‘well, what do you think’ or ‘oh, I’m not sure I should vote’ and it’s great for you to encourage each other that we should vote, that this is one of the most important privileges we have as Americans and we should not take it for granted but we should go out and vote."

Locally, Travis County officials hope to have 650,000 voters registered for the November election. As of this week, 80 percent of voting age Travis County residents are registered to vote.

Not sure if you're registered to vote? Click here to find out.

Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 22. Election Day is Nov. 6.

Here' a map of Thundercloud Subs locations offering voter registration today.


View Register to Vote in Austin Tuesday in a larger map