News Release from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2008
Contact: Celeste Villarreal
512/463-0121

OCT. 6 IS DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

(AUSTIN) -- Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election, according to Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. Early voting begins on Monday, Oct. 20, and ends on Friday, Oct. 31.

Qualified voters are U.S. citizens who will be 18 by election day; residents of the county for at least 30 days; not convicted felons (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole); and not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law," Senator Zaffirini said today (Tuesday).

Voters who haven't received their orange registration cards or who need to change names or address also should contact their local voter registrars.

Voter registration cards are available at local voter registration offices, U.S. Post Office, libraries, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Human Services offices and the Texas Secretary of State's website, www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml.

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SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI represents Senate District 21, including Bexar County and the border region. The highest ranking Hispanic and second-highest ranking senator in Texas, Senator Zaffirini is the chair of the Senate Higher Education Subcommittee, vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee, chair of Finance Higher Education Subcommittee, member of the Education, Health and Human Services, and Administration Committees.


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