from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2006
Contact: Lewis Simmons
(940) 689-0191

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

AUSTIN -- Senator Craig Estes (R) Wichita Falls is reminding new voters that February 6, 2006 is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming Primaries which are scheduled for March 7, 2006.

"Exercising your right to vote is a powerful and effective way to make your voice heard in your community, your state and your country. I want to encourage new voters to take advantage of the convenient ways Texas has provided for voter registration," Senator Estes said.

New voters can obtain a voter registration card at many post offices, libraries, from their county tax office, county clerk, Texas Department of Public Safety offices, and Texas Department of Human Services offices throughout the state.

For those with internet access, voter registration cards can be obtained on the Secretary of State's website: www.sos.state.tx.us by either printing off an informal application or by requesting a postage-paid application be sent to you. Upon completion of the card, it is to be mailed to the Voter Registrar in your county.

The Secretary of State has kicked off a new statewide program called VOTEXAS featuring the VOTEXAS Mobile Exhibit, a 33-foot motor coach equipped with new, electronic voting machines and voter education materials. If you would like additional information about VOTEXAS and demonstration locations, call 1-800-252-VOTE or visit www.VOTEXAS.org.

Early voting begins February 21, 2006 and ends March 3, 2006. Contact your local Tax-Assessor/Collector or your County Clerk's Office for voting places in your county.

"I hope to see more and more people going to the polls and casting their ballots," Estes said.

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