If You’re Voting In The 2020 Presidential Election You Need To Get Registered
2020 is a presidential election year and this year, it is guaranteed to be a pretty contentious run-up to the election. President Donald Trump, at this writing, is in the middle of a Senate impeachment trial, and his likely opponent in the presidential election is Joe Biden. Experts are saying that they are expecting a huge voter turnout and if you want to vote in November, you need to register to vote. You have until Monday, October 5 so you still have time, but here are a few other things you need to know about registering to vote.
There are a lot of websites that say you can register to vote online, but in Texas, you can't. Texas requires that you register to vote with a signed document that has to be turned into your local County Voter Registrar. You cannot register online in the State of Texas to vote. If you have, you are not registered and won't be able to vote.
Here's how you register to vote:
1. Go to the El Paso County Courthouse. The County Elections Department has applications there. Fill one out and turn it in. That's it. It's that easy.
2. You don't have time to do that? Go online and download the application, fill it out, and mail it in to the address on the application.
3. You can also get the application at any U.S. Post Office, the Department of Public Safety, El Paso Public Libraries, Texas Health and Human Services Commission offices and any local high school.
It takes an average of 11 minutes to vote. It will probably take you about 5 minutes to download and fill out the application to vote. Make sure you get it done with plenty of time or else someone else who bothered to vote will be making the decision who sits in the White House for you.